Tim has an extensive background spanning various sectors of the primary industry. His expertise encompasses dry stock, viticulture, kiwifruit, avocados, and dairy. Educationally, Tim holds a BSc from Canterbury University, a PG Dip. in Viticulture from Lincoln University, and an MBA from Macquarie University.
Tim's entrepreneurial spirit led him to lead the operations of an orchard farm mapping business; playing a pivotal role in deploying a rural IoT network and focusing on collaborative innovation, fostering joint ventures between major players like Fonterra and LIC. He is also a leader of the AgriTechNZ Baselining Primary Sector Digital Adoption project, which is a large-scale longitudinal research endeavour.
Tim's passion for exploring global agricultural innovations took him to agri-focused hubs in the US, UK, Israel, and Ireland, allowing him to gain valuable insights into emerging trends and technologies with a focus on deep tech and clean tech influences on the bioeconomy.