Tim joined Camp Southern Ground’s veteran team in July, 2022 as Wellbeing Director. He oversees Camp’s Warrior Week team, Veteran Family Camps, and the development of future veteran-focused projects.
He has a strong military background that serves him well in understanding the needs of veterans returning to civilian life after service. A native of Hereford, England, he became a member of the Royal Marine Commandos in 1990 and joined the Special Boat Service in 1992. In 2001 Tim moved into the private sector and continued to pursue a varied career providing support to a number of private clients in the areas of; threat and vulnerability assessments for projects and personnel often cumulating with the implementation of security and safety system for projects throughout the globe.
Prior to joining Camp Southern Ground, for the past 20 years since leaving the military Tim has supported the media, corporate clients and the entertainment sector in various roles including as the Senior Director for Global Security for Turner Broadcasting. In all of his roles, has trained and advised clients, many of which operated predominately in high-risk military environments, often working alongside many of them in the field, with numerous deployments to Afghanistan, the Middle East, Central & West Africa, Southeast Asia, Mexico, Venezuela and the Amazon jungles of Brazil, never too far away from his roots in the military.
For two years beginning in 2002, he worked within CNN, training their personnel to operate in hostile environments and co-coordinating all of their field safety and security requirements before, during and after the last Gulf War. He attended the first U.S. Department of Defense media-training course and made recommendations to the P.A.O. (Public Affairs Office/officer) personnel at the Pentagon to better tailor the course to help prepare embedded journalists for the dangers of covering the war.
Tim has given presentations on safety and training in a number of forums in the media, humanitarian (NGO) and energy sectors, including the Media Leaders meeting at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland in 2005. Tim has appeared on a number of major news networks (CNN, CBC, Fox News, Al Jazeera America) and has been quoted in several publications.
While working with the media, he has helped contribute to safer newsgathering and it was while working so closely with conflict reporters that he became familiar with the impact of Post-Traumatic Stress on individuals covering war. He has been honored by the Royal Television Society, the Overseas Press Club of America, a Golden Eagle Award and won Peabody Awards his roles in CNN’s ‘Terror on Tape’ series and ’72 Hours Under Fire’ the story of a news team under fire in the besieged city of Homs, Syria. More recently Tim led a small team of Health & Safety supervisors to successfully manage the risk in the creation of 100+ hours of live and taped unscripted TV during the global pandemic and has since gone on to advise several other productions.
In 2018, Tim took on the challenge to row solo 3,000 nautical miles across the Atlantic in support of veteran’s mental health. Starting in December 2018 Tim was one of the 28 teams taking part in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, thought to be the World’s toughest challenge. After 63 days 2 hours and 37 minutes Tim arrived in English Harbour, Antigua. The Inside Story of an SBS Veteran who Rowed Across the Atlantic (coffeeordie.com)
Tim lives in the Atlanta area with his wife and two teenaged children.