Tim has held non-executive roles on a wide range of company boards as well not-for-profit boards in charities, education and in local government. Tim is actively involved in the Charity sector as Vice President, and previous Chairman of Shooting Star Children’s Hospices, and formerly Chairman of Trustees for Working Families. He also chairs the Esher Sixth Form College Board. Prior to the changes that came in from 1st July 2022, Tim chaired the former Surrey Heartlands ICS Board.
Tim was Chairman-Elect and then formally become Chairman of the County Councils Network at the organisation’s September 2021 Annual General Meeting. CCN is a body representing 36 county and unitary councils, who collectively serve 25 million people and are responsible for £32bn of public spending each year.
Tim was first elected to Elmbridge Borough in 1999 and served Esher for 20 years. He was elected as Elmbridge Borough Council Leader in 2016, elected to Surrey County Council in 2017 and as Leader of Surrey County Council in 2018. He stood down as Leader for Elmbridge Borough Council and then as an Elmbridge Borough Councillor in 2019, to focus on his County Council responsibilities. As Leader of Surrey County Council, along with the CEO, he has set the organisation on a journey of transformation and championed a bold ‘Vision for 2030’ for Surrey and its residents, to make sure everyone in the community is supported, allowed to thrive and to make sure no one is left behind.