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.

Nature Play SA

Nature Play SA was established to increase the time children spend in unstructured play in nature to improve fitness, problem-solving ability, and emotional resilience. As Patron of Nature Play SA, Tim is a passionate believer in the importance of unstructured outdoor pay for young people, having benefited from it himself as a child and adult!

Zoos SA

Tim is a board member of Zoos SA (a charity comprising Adelaide Zoo and Monarto Zoo), and one of Australia’s leading conservation-focused zoological societies. Zoos SA are experts in fostering and captive breeding of rare and endangered species for the benefits of species conservation. His board contribution mainly relates to environmental and sustainability guidance.

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.

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.