Tim was educated at Falcon College and is a holder of a B.Comm degree from Rhodes University. He was the Chief Executive of Cairns Holdings and then Astra Corporation Ltd before its demerger to form Astra Industries and Tractive Power Holdings Ltd. Tim is a Director of CABS, Astra Industries, Cimas Medical Aid Society and Chairman of RM Insurance Company. Tim is also a Trustees Representative of the Beit Trust, a UK registered charitable organisation specialising in infrastructure grants to the health and education institutions. He was a non-executive director of Tractive Power Holdings Limited before its acquisition by Zimplow.