Tim Benson spent over 30 years as a Corporate Services Manager in the finance industry. After taking an early redundancy, he commenced a part-time career in Health Consumer Representation and Advocacy.
His passion in the health arena is safe, high quality, ethical, and accessible healthcare for all Australians.
He has worked at local, state, federal, and international levels in a number of areas including: Dietetics, Radiology, Diabetes, Physiotherapy, and Pathology.
As well as his role with Audiology, he is a member of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians Ethics Committee, a member of the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists Code of Conduct Committee, and a Patient Safety Champion for the World Health Organisation.
He was the sole community member on the Lead Clinicians’ Group (predominantly clinicians from different disciplines) that provided advice to two federal health ministers; an inaugural member of the Physiotherapy Board of Australia; and a former member of the Western Australian Clinical Senate Executive.
He was the 2014 City of Bayswater Citizen of the Year, is married with two adult daughters, three grand-children, and a very bossy miniature poodle (Belle); and enjoys travel, as well as dining out, music and the movies.