Tim was elected President of the CIEH for a three-year period from 1 January 2015.
He is a Chartered Environmental Health Practitioner and was elected as a Fellow in 2000. His last Local Government post was as Strategic Director for Adur and Worthing Councils, where he was responsible for their joint EH, Housing, Planning, Regeneration and Leisure Services. He was the Chair of a statutory Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership and a member of the West Sussex Safeguarding Board and its Serious Cases Review Panel.
During his 13 years at Sutton LBC he was responsible for all regulatory services, corporate health and safety and the school meals service. His department won a Beacon Council award in 2002 for Better Regulation initiatives, and he was the lead officer in achieving EMAS accreditation across the Council. As head of their corporate policy unit he led a successful Best Value programme and gained a top score for the first full corporate assessment. He has worked for 3 other London Boroughs and the City of Swansea.
He was an adviser to the LGA from its creation until 2009 on environmental health and was a member of the national Air Quality Forum. He has regularly represented local government in meetings with the UK Government and the European Commission etc.
He was a non-executive director of the PHLS and then a member of two HPA Board Committees, from 2000-2012, and a member of the Highways Agency Environment Committee.
He has been a CIEH Trustee from 1994-2000 and again from 2012. He was President of the London Centre from 1999-2004 and was the CIEH Executive Director of Professional Services from 2009 - 2011. He is a listener for the Samaritans and an adviser at his local CAB, and carries out training and research on environmental law issues.