Tim McCready works in international business development, capital raising, media, and government – with a particular passion for taking New Zealand’s innovation global. He has some great travel stories.

Tim is a senior consultant at BioPacific Partners, where he works with multinational corporates, government and innovators on regional projects, strategy, and investment & acquisition activity in New Zealand and Australia.

He is also a business writer for the New Zealand Herald‘s special business reports (articles below), with a focus on trade, investment, Asia and the United States. Tim is a panellist for Newshub’s politics show Newshub Nation, and during the 2017 New Zealand general election campaign he worked with Three’s Newshub political team, and also provided commentary on RadioLIVE throughout election night. He is a regular MC including for the annual high-profile China Business Summit.

Tim is a lead judge for the Westpac Auckland Business Awards (innovation & strategy categories), an independent assessor for the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment‘s Endeavour Fund, and on the expert review panel for Callaghan Innovation. He was previously Chair of the Asia New Zealand Foundation’s Leadership Network Advisory Board.

Previously, Tim worked for New Zealand Trade & Enterprise (NZTE), the New Zealand Government’s international business development agency. While there, Tim helped New Zealand businesses enter new markets and expand international revenue, and most recently as Regional Investment Manager in London, where he led Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) investment activities.

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

Recent Media

Infrastructure: New Transport Minister Michael Wood says let’s get transport moving

November 20, 2020/by tim.mccready

Infrastructure: Bridging the troubled water gap (NZ Herald)

November 20, 2020/by tim.mccready

Infrastructure: ICBC – strengthening our resilience (NZ Herald)

November 20, 2020/by tim.mccready

Sustainability is a necessity now

November 3, 2020/by tim.mccready

New Zealand Green Investment Finance has made three investments, and is eager for more, writes Tim McCready

November 3, 2020/by tim.mccready

Electrifying the economy

November 3, 2020/by tim.mccready

Sustainable Finance: Flying into the future

November 3, 2020/by tim.mccready

Mood of the boardroom: How business leaders view Jacinda Ardern (NZ Herald)

October 3, 2020/by tim.mccready

Mood of the boardroom: CEOs compare finance rivals Grant Robertson and Paul Goldsmith (NZ Herald)

October 3, 2020/by tim.mccready

Mood of the boardroom: Wage subsidy a jobsaver for many (NZ Herald)

October 3, 2020/by tim.mccready

Mood of the boardroom: Resurgence pops plans for transtasman bubble (NZ Herald)

October 3, 2020/by tim.mccready

Mood of the boardroom: The show must go on — online (NZ Herald)

October 3, 2020/by tim.mccready

Mood of the boardroom: Covid-19 restrictions are bordering on ridiculous (NZ Herald)

October 3, 2020/by tim.mccready

Mood of the boardroom: Debt mounts in wake of Covid-19 (NZ Herald)

October 3, 2020/by tim.mccready

Mood of the Boardroom: Business call to action (NZ Herald)

October 3, 2020/by tim.mccready

Mood of the Boardroom: Greens’ wealth tax ‘too difficult to implement’ (NZ Herald)

October 3, 2020/by tim.mccready

Mood of the boardroom: The Green Party – A tale of two leaders (NZ Herald)

October 3, 2020/by tim.mccready

Mood of the Boardroom: CEOs grade the National leaders (NZ Herald)

October 3, 2020/by tim.mccready

Mood of the Boardroom: Covid-19 has cast a pall over CEO confidence

October 3, 2020/by tim.mccready

Mood of the boardroom: Seymour a single-handed success (NZ Herald)

October 3, 2020/by tim.mccready

Mood of the Boardroom: Top-rankers suffer from a spell of invisibility

October 3, 2020/by tim.mccready

Mood of the Boardroom: Hi-tech contact-tracing in favour (NZ Herald)

October 3, 2020/by tim.mccready

Capital Markets: Lessons and trends from the pandemic (NZ Herald)

July 31, 2020/by tim.mccready

Capital Markets: Private firms get funding boost (NZ Herald)

July 31, 2020/by tim.mccready

APEC 2021: A look back at what could have been. (LinkedIn)

July 13, 2020/by tim.mccready

Agribusiness: Government agencies stellar job keeps agri exports flowing (NZ Herald)

June 26, 2020/by tim.mccready

Agribusiness: Covid impact felt in January in agribusiness (NZ Herald)

June 26, 2020/by tim.mccready

Agribusiness: FarmIQ software platform a bonus for farms (NZ Herald)

June 26, 2020/by tim.mccready

Vision week day one – Opportunity NZ: why a vision is necessary (NZ INC.)

June 8, 2020/by tim.mccready

Budget 2020: Business leaders say which way the Government got it right (NZ Herald)

May 18, 2020/by tim.mccready
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