Tim’s lived experience as an NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) participant, disability pensioner and rural young person drives his commitment to empowering the voice and agency of people with disabilities. Tim has tertiary qualifications in performing arts and science and has a background in disability, social & environmental justice activism. Tim is a Board Member of the Youth Affairs Council Victoria (YACVic), the peak body representing young people and the youth sector in Victoria, a Board Member of the Geelong Landcare Network, a member of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) Inclusion and Diversity Committee (RIDC) and a member of the Commonwealth Children and Youth Disability Network. Tim strongly supports the human rights-based model of disability and advocates for equitable access to services and meaningful participation and inclusion of people with disabilities in society.