Governance Bio
Tim Burfoot
Appoint Professional

Tim Burfoot

0 Years
Paid or Unpaid Roles

Interested In:


Private company
Government Sector Org
Sport & Physical Recreation Orgs
Council Controlled Organisation


Advisor / Advisory Board
Board Member
“Having worked with high-performing boards for many years, I have absorbed their passion for making a difference and helping entities realize and achieve their end goals. It is now time to put that passion to work for others.I enjoy working in a team and believe that an effective team will always perform better than individuals will.”


Executive Roles

General Manager Investigation Services (Chief Investigator)

Transport Accident Investigation Commission

January 2007 - Present (13 years)

Report to the Board on operational matters and attend all board meetings. Represent the Commission at ministerial and local government forums. Represent New Zealand on investigation matters at international forums such as the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and Marine Accident Investigators International Forum (MAIIF). Manage a team of 16 investigators across three modes of transport: aviation marine and rail. Responsible for the quality of investigations and drafting of reports.

Operations Manager

KiwiRail (Interislander)

January 2002 - January 2007 (5 years)

Manage the marine operations for a fleet of three Roll-on Roll-off passenger ferries and seasonal Fast Ferry Directly responsible for the safety of operations and management of on-average 350 staff


Cranfield School of Engineering

Certificate in Applied Accident Investigation, Transport Accident Investigation

2009 - 2009

New Zealand Nautical College

Captain Foreign-going Certificate, Nautical studies

1978 - 1987