Tim is a retired accountant who worked for Deloittes, Inland Revenue and a number of other organisations in accounting and auditing roles. In addition to his professional background, Tim has lived experience as a long-term service user. In the late 1980s he was a client of Dorset House, a Richmond therapeutic community house. For 15 years, Tim was a Trustee of Health Action Trust in Nelson. He is an experienced advocate both in hospital and consumer settings.