Tim Hornibrook commence his studies at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia before transferring to Tulane University in New Orleans to take a full scholarship to play American Football for the University. At Tulane he majored in psychology and graduated with honors (cum laude), earning a bachelor of arts. While at Tulane he lettered in football and was a District IV Academic All-American.
Returning to Sydney, Tim Hornibrook continued his studies at the Australian Graduate School of Management and earned his master of business administration. He juggled full time MBA studies with playing semi-professional rugby. Upon completing his MBA, Mr. Hornibrook relocated to Japan to play professional rugby for Kurita Water Industries. As part of his contract, Mr. Hornibrook also worked in the companies Tokyo office. In 2003, Tim Hornibrook also obtained his diploma of financial planning from Deakin University in Melbourne.