Tim studied Agriculture Economics at London University. Following graduation he undertook a management trainee scheme and became an Estate Manager for several arable and dairy farms before securing a post with Whitbread PLC leading to the role of Development Director for new retail outlets. His final career move was into the NHS where he was Chief Executive for Acute Hospitals, Community Trusts and an Ambulance Trust. He has also undertaken non-executive and adjudication roles in the NHS and the Probation Service. Tim is currently a Chair for the Nursing and Midwifery Council Fitness to Practise Committee and an Independent Review Panel Chair for NHS Continuing Healthcare Appeals.