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Tim graduated from Oxford University in 1989 with a first-class honors degree in Engineering Science. Tim came to South Africa in 1994 and set up an IT consulting business. In 2001 the business merged with Benjamin and Isaac Mophatlane to become the leading Microsoft re-seller Business Connexion. In 2006, after the merger with Comparex, Tim left Business Connexion to start an NGO with Marcus McGlivary called Africaid. Africaid uses football to develop HIV prevention skills in young adolescents. A year later in 2007, Tim formed Airband founded Airband in South Africa with Redmond Peel from the UK. Airband has grown to be one of the leading wireless players in KZN region. In November 2015 Airband was sold to HeroTel.
Tim is now following his passion for free Wi-Fi for Africa in Project Isizwe. He remains a director of Airband and is the chair of the Wireless Access Providers Association.