Tim was educated in Sydney and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accountancy) Degree from the University of New South Wales and is a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA).
Tim’s career from 1978 to 1991 primarily saw him in senior financial roles with multinational manufacturing firms. These included a six-year stint with British Paints, three of which were spent in Papua New Guinea as the group’s Financial Controller based in the town of Lae, and a three-year term with Nestle Confectionery in a management accounting role. He relocated to Newcastle in early 1990 to take up the position of Finance Director with a printing company.
In November 1991 Tim was appointed Finance Manager of the Newcastle Entertainment Centre, being employed by Ogden IFC (now AEG Ogden) which manages the venue. After a management re-organisation in August 1992 his position was restructured to that of Business Manager, and in March 1994 he was appointed General Manager of the operation until his departure in February 1998 ending a six-year association with the venue.
In February 1998, Tim was appointed General Manager of the Sydney Entertainment Centre, employed by Arena Management until departing after almost eight years at that facility.
In December 2005, Tim re-joined Ogden IFC (now AEG Ogden) as Group Director – Arenas, overseeing the management of the group’s arenas encompassing Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena, Brisbane and Newcastle Entertainment Centres and Perth Arena, and working closely with the Live Entertainment Division of the International Convention Centre (ICC) – Sydney, which opens in December 2016. In addition, Tim interfaces with AEG Ogden’s stadiums, other convention centres and theatres in their concert operations. Tim is also a member of the AEG Ogden Executive Board.
AEG Ogden is the largest venue management company in the Asia Pacific region and third largest in the world with 12 venues currently under management in Australia, Malaysia, Dubai, and Oman. The company has potential further venue acquisitions in Australasia, Asia, and the Middle East.
AEG Ogden was formed in December 2007 as a joint venture between Ogden IFC and the Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG). AEG is the second largest entertainment company in the world and has over 120 venues under management globally, including the 12 AEG Ogden buildings.
A 26-year veteran of the industry, Tim is:
- A graduate of the Venue Management School (VMS);
- A past President of the Venue Management Association;
- Former member of the VMS Management Committee – 20 years’ service, including as Chairman from 2006 to 2008;
- Former (and inaugural) Dean of the Graduate Institute program, which commenced in 2014, as an extension of the VMS; and
- Sat on the IAVM’s Certification Board from 2010 to 2013.
- In 2006 Tim was awarded the IAVM’s Certified Facilities Executive (CFE);
- In 2007 he completed the IAVM’s Public Assembly Facilities Management School Graduate Institute at Oglebay in Wheeling, West Virginia;
- In 2010 was awarded the VMA’s inaugural Venue (Active) Professional of the Year; and
- In 2015 was awarded an IAVM Chairman’s Citation for his contribution to the establishment of the Graduate Institute in Australia (only four Australians have received this award).