Starting his career as a cadet mechanical engineer in a Building Services consultancy, Tim worked at an energy consultancy out of university where he began his journey in sustainability.
He says, “Sustainability means different things to different people. There are so many ways that we can assist our clients to achieve their desired outcomes – whether it is by reducing environmental impacts, improving social outcomes or making their businesses more economically-viable."
Leading a team of more than 60 sustainability professionals, Tim is firmly focused on solving his clients’ challenges and helping them be successful. He says, “I thrive on working with a diverse range people with different experiences, thoughts and approaches to problem-solving. What’s more, we can draw on information from 5,400 people in ANZ and more than 48,000 around the globe to – that in itself brings great diversity of thought."
Tim believes authenticity and honesty are two of the most important characteristics a leader can possess. He says, “This is equally important when communicating with team members as well as when dealing with your own manager. A leader needs to follow through with commitments and tell it like it is. If things aren’t going well, this needs to be shared so the wider group can help make the required changes. When things are going well, success also needs to be shared as no doubt it is due to the hard work of many people rather than just one."
Tim’s goals are to broaden our sustainability offering to meet our clients’ needs around health and wellbeing, climate change resilience and moving toward net zero emissions. “We will achieve this by finding the best talent in the market as well as keeping my people engaged, nurtured and developed professionally,” says Tim.