Tim supports a number of charities and organisations working in the conservation and exploration fields. This variously includes roles as patron or member of their boards, providing technical advice, assisting with fundraising and marketing and public speaking.


Tim is Global Ambassador for leading international sustainability and conservation organisation WWF.   Tim MC’d the World Parks Congress and 10th anniversary Earth Hour events for WWF and attended the Lima climate change talks in 2014 as Global Ambassador. WWF is a key partner and supporter of Tim’s 25zero project.

Australian Geographic

Tim is Chair of the Adventure Advisory Panel and Member of the Advisory Board of the Australian Geographic Society, being a keen supporter of its goals of adventure and conservation for all.

Royal Geographical Society

Tim became a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society in 1989 and has remained actively involved with the Society ever since. In 2016 he undertook a sell-out tour of the UK for the Society, speaking about his recreation of the survival journey of Sir Ernest Shackleton.

The Australian Rhino Project

The Australian Rhino Project is committed to helping secure a future for rhinos by establishing a population of rhinos in Australia as an insurance breeding herd. This herd will serve as an insurance population in the event of extinction of the species in the wild which, if the current rate of poaching continues, could happen before 2025.Tim is honoured to be an ambassador for this amazing project.

Carbon Neutral Adelaide

As a founding partner of Carbon Neutral Adelaide, Tim supports Adelaide’s bid to be the world’s first carbon neutral city. He believes Adelaide can set an example of achieving carbon neutrality, protecting itself against climate threats whilst realising the many commercial opportunities that exist, and works actively to encourage the kinds of institutions, businesses, frameworks and thinking needed to deliver this vision.

Fauna & Flora International

Tim is proud to have been appointed a Vice President of global environmental organisation Flora and Fauna International. FFI’s work is more important than ever in these challenging times and Tim is excited to be working with such an exceptional team and is confident that FFI can continue to make a real difference.

Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife (FNPW)

Tim is proud to be a Member of the Board of Directors at Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife. FNPW has been doing great work over many years helping safeguard our wilderness and wildlife, both for its inherent value and for future generations. There’s never been a more important time to be working in this space.

Koala Life

Tim is an ambassador for Koala Life, wildlife not-for-profit focusing on koala management and conservation, finding solutions for koala diseases, and understanding and protecting koala habitat.

Other affiliations

In 2005 Tim was Ambassador for The Smith Family, an independent children’s charity helping disadvantaged Australians to get the most out of their education so they can create better futures for themselves.

In 2009 he served as National Ambassador for the Leukaemia Foundation Australia.

Other recent positions include 4 years as Patron of Nature Play SA (established to increase the time children spend in unstructured play in nature to improve fitness, problem solving ability, and emotional resilience) and 5 years on the board of Zoos SA, Australia’s leading conservation-focused zoo. Tim is proud to have been able to contribute to the important work of these two organisations.