Dr Tim Williams is the Practice Leader, Cities for Grimshaw. Currently based in Sydney, Tim leads the Grimshaw Cities initiative which carries out research, thought leadership, industry engagement, advocacy, institutional partnering, project origination, and internal learning through a civic lens. His role is grounded in nearly 25 years international experience in city strategy and policy, urban regeneration and governance, and in advising governments and leaders in the public and private sector.
Before joining Grimshaw in 2020, Tim has previously held positions as Arup’s Head of Cities in Australasia, CEO of the Committee for Sydney and as advisor to the Greater Sydney Commission – advising on major infrastructure projects such the new light and heavy rail networks.
In addition to his role at Grimshaw, Tim is currently a member of the NSW Government’s Smart Places Initiative, the Architect’s Registration Board and is a founding board member of NSW Circular (economy initiative). He also has a PhD in History from Cambridge University, is a qualified barrister and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Western Sydney University in 2018 for his contribution to the region.