Tim McCready


Tim is experienced in business development, marketing and capital raising throughout Europe, North America, Asia and Australasia in the bioscience, agricultural, and functional foods industries. He has a particular interest in innovation and entrepreneurship – and strong coffee.

Tim is currently providing consultancy services in the areas of commercialisation strategy and business development/licensing,  including:

  • Development Manager at BioPacific Partners, bridging the gap between multinationals, global investors, and Australasian innovation in the food, health and agricultural sectors.
  • Business Development at ExoCyte Therapeutics, a Singapore-based biotechnology company that is developing a novel cancer immunotherapy product based on tumour-derived exosomes.
  • Director of Innovation at NZ INC., working to enable New Zealand businesses and executives to succeed internationally by staying informed on current issues, trends and challenges through Asia and North America. As part of this role, Tim regularly writes for the NZ Herald’s special business reports.
  • Governance: Chair of the Asia New Zealand Foundation’s Leadership Network Advisory Board. Tim joined the Leadership Network in 2010, and represented the Foundation at the APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) Summit in Vladivostok, Russia in 2012.

Previously, Tim worked for New Zealand Trade & Enterprise (NZTE), the New Zealand Government’s international business development agency. While there, Tim worked with New Zealand businesses to enter new markets and expand their international revenues, and most recently as a Regional Investment Manager, where he led the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Capital group investment activities out of London.

Tim has worked in the private sector senior executive level at several prominent rapid growth and established bioscience and technology start-up companies in strategy, business and market development and capital raising. Tim has also spent time working with not-for-profits and industry associations.

Tim has a Bachelor of Science and a Master in Bioscience Enterprise (Hons) from the University of Auckland.


Sunday Star Times: From East to West – Crossing the Siberian Heartland

October 21, 2016/by tim.mccready

NZ Herald: ICBC on lookout for projects

October 20, 2016/by tim.mccready

NZ Herald: CEOs fear children won’t own homes

September 27, 2016/by tim.mccready

NZ Herald: Will this be Winston’s finest hour?

September 27, 2016/by tim.mccready

NZ Herald: Goff rated best for mayoralty by CEOs

September 27, 2016/by tim.mccready

NZ Herald: Praise for Len’s Legacy

September 27, 2016/by tim.mccready

NZ Herald: Capital Markets – Angel investments soar to record levels

May 19, 2016/by tim.mccready

NZ Herald: China Business – E-commerce and China

May 4, 2016/by tim.mccready

NZ Herald: China Business – Chinese banks well placed in NZ

May 4, 2016/by tim.mccready

NZ Herald: Bank gaining mana as NZ-China bridge

March 30, 2016/by tim.mccready

NZ Herald: New Health and Safety Act – Companies to check insurance policies

March 24, 2016/by tim.mccready

NZ Herald: Cyber threats top of insurers’ worry list

February 26, 2016/by tim.mccready

NZ Herald: Cyber safety quest gains impetus

February 26, 2016/by tim.mccready

Russia Insider: Vladivostok to St. Petersburg by Car

August 3, 2015/by tim.mccready

NZ Herald: Agribusiness – More than just the sheep’s back

July 16, 2015/by tim.mccready

NZ INC: Korean reunification – Bonanza or Bust?

July 6, 2015/by tim.mccready

NZ INC: Tips from the best – Raising capital in Los Angeles

June 26, 2015/by tim.mccready

NZ INC: Living and working in Los Angeles – the reality

June 26, 2015/by tim.mccready

NZ INC: From Soju to Sauvignon blanc – Korean FTA

June 1, 2015/by tim.mccready

NZ Herald: Capital Markets – Angels and the black swan

May 14, 2015/by tim.mccready

KBS News: Touring the UN Memorial Cemetery in Busan

April 17, 2015/by tim.mccready

NZ Herald: Innovation – What turns a dream into a reality?

March 26, 2015/by tim.mccready

Visiting every London Underground station

June 12, 2013/by tim.mccready

Converge+UK: creative, business & technology abrasion

December 6, 2012/by tim.mccready

APEC 2012 CEO Summit – Vladivostok, Russia

October 1, 2012/by tim.mccready

Japanese Agriculture, Horticulture & Business

November 20, 2010/by tim.mccready

Overcoming barriers to a trade deal with Japan

August 11, 2010/by tim.mccready

Bioscience Enterprise: Mixing business with science

July 15, 2010/by tim.mccready