Photographic portrait of Tim Benbow

Dr Tim Benbow

EY Oceania Government Incentives Partner

Passionate about technology, innovation and high-growth businesses. Proud dad to two daugters and a son. Believer in people, hard work and getting things done.

Tim has led EY’s research and development tax incentives and government grants team since he returned to New Zealand in mid-2018. With a history of working with start-ups, high growth companies, and large corporates to access alternate funding, Tim brings this expertise to EY and helps deliver service solutions in a balanced and commercially relevant manner.

He is also a founding member of the New Zealand Government’s Reseach and Deveopment Advisory Group.

Before returning to New Zealand, Tim was a Partner in the EY Government Incentives team in Sydney, Australia. Prior to EY, Tim worked as an analytical chemist within a deep-tech spin-out company from a New Zealand University.

Tim has a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Otago, New Zealand.

How Tim is building a better working world

"In the mid-2000s, the chemical start up I was involved with accessed Government funding to support my commercially focused PhD. This funding was critical to the development and commercialization of novel products and services.

 Appropriately structured Government funding for business research and development, if delivered in a sustainable and reliable manner, will enable more R&D, leading to better products and services and a better working world."


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