Apart from a couple of years working overseas, Tim King has lived in the Tasman region all his life. Tim became Mayor of Tasman District Council in 2019 after serving on the Council for 21 years, including 18 years as Deputy Mayor. Tim and his partner, Gail farm sheep and beef and have a small plantation forest at their farm properties in Eves Valley. Other positions held by Tim include: directorships of the Chatham Island Port Company and of Port Nelson Limited. He is also a Board Member of the Kaiteriteri Recreation Reserve Board. Tim is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors.