Tim has undertaken work with men for over 20 years in both paid and voluntary capacities and is currently Pouwhakataki in Te Tairawhiti for the Whanau Resilience project.
Tim continues to support co-ordination of the Tauawhi Mens Centre, a unique and locally generated community response to addressing a gap in service for men in Tairawhiti/Gisborne.
He is a past chairperson of the Family Violence Network and played a leading part in the design and implementation of a specific Intervention approach for Family Violence cases in the Gisborne Criminal Court which has been running since July 2018.
On the national scene, Tim is a current White Ribbon Ambassador, It’s Not OK Campaign champion, board member of Safe Man Safe Family and a member of the NZ Family Violence Clearing House Sector Advisory Group.
Outside of his work role he sits as a trustee for Matapuna Training Centre and recently finished an 8-year tenure as deputy chair of Waka Ama NZ.
Tim is lives in Gisborne with his partner Whetumarama and together they have one son and two daughters, George, Amiria and Ngahuia and two grandsons Whetū and Tiaki.