Tim McCready

Tim bridges the gap between multinationals, global investors, and NZ & Australian innovation in the food, health and agricultural sectors through his work at BioPacific Partners. Tim is experienced in international business development, marketing and capital raising. Tim has a particular interest in innovation and entrepreneurship, strong coffee, and has some great travel stories.

Tim is a regular contributor to the New Zealand Herald‘s special business reports (articles below) with a focus on trade, investment, Asia and United States. Tim is a frequent panellist for Newshub’s politics show Newshub Nation. During the 2017 New Zealand general election campaign he worked with Three’s Newshub political team, and provided commentary on RadioLIVE throughout election night.

Tim is an independent assessor for the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment‘s Endeavour Fund, and 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 the 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

Newshub Nation political panel (TV3)

December 1, 2018/by tim.mccready

Dynamic Business: A ‘Kodak’ moment for banks

November 30, 2018/by tim.mccready

Dynamic Business: Zespri takes top honours among stellar cast (NZ Herald)

November 22, 2018/by tim.mccready

Dynamic Business: Excellence in Governance (NZ Herald)

November 22, 2018/by tim.mccready

Dynamic Business: Chairperson of the Year (NZ Herald)

November 22, 2018/by tim.mccready

Dynamic Business: Moving the line upwards

November 22, 2018/by tim.mccready

Flight Check: Flying from Auckland to Brisbane aboard Air New Zealand (NZ Herald Travel)

November 20, 2018/by tim.mccready

Mood of the Boardroom 2018: PDF – full report (NZ Herald)

October 6, 2018/by tim.mccready

Mood of the Boardroom: Honeymoon just about over (NZ Herald)

October 3, 2018/by tim.mccready

Mood of the Boardroom: A standout performer (NZ Herald)

October 3, 2018/by tim.mccready

Mood of the Boardroom: Storms washing over the oil and gas platform (NZ Herald)

October 3, 2018/by tim.mccready

Mood of the Boardroom: Not yet a credible economic opposition (NZ Herald)

October 3, 2018/by tim.mccready

Mood of the Boardroom: Peters a ‘pleasant surprise’ (NZ Herald)

October 3, 2018/by tim.mccready

Mood of the Boardroom: He’s doing well in the toughest job (NZ Herald)

October 3, 2018/by tim.mccready

Mood of the Boardroom: Cut the bombast, Shane (NZ Herald)

October 3, 2018/by tim.mccready

Mood of the Boardroom: Waiting for a punch to land (NZ Herald)

October 3, 2018/by tim.mccready

Mood of the Boardroom: Australia’s political instability unhelpful (NZ Herald)

October 1, 2018/by tim.mccready

Newshub Nation political panel (TV3)

August 18, 2018/by tim.mccready

Infrastructure: Local funding for growth (NZ Herald)

August 16, 2018/by tim.mccready

Infrastructure: Proposals that hold water (NZ Herald)

August 16, 2018/by tim.mccready

Infrastructure: Is New Zealand prepared for artificial intelligence on its roads and infrastructure? (NZ Herald)

August 16, 2018/by tim.mccready

Infrastructure: Chinese lessons for Kiwis (NZ Herald)

August 16, 2018/by tim.mccready

Agribusiness: Innovation to feed the world (NZ Herald)

July 19, 2018/by tim.mccready

Agribusiness: Zespri’s moves are bearing fruit (NZ Herald)

July 19, 2018/by tim.mccready

Agribusiness: Taking the initiative (NZ Herald)

July 19, 2018/by tim.mccready

Capital Markets: On the radar for investment (NZ Herald)

May 17, 2018/by tim.mccready

Commission fans headwinds

May 17, 2018/by tim.mccready

Flight Check: Hong Kong to Munich aboard Lufthansa (NZ Herald Travel)

May 15, 2018/by tim.mccready

China Business: A gateway for global investors (NZ Herald)

March 29, 2018/by tim.mccready

China Business: Payment giants battling the banks (NZ Herald)

March 29, 2018/by tim.mccready

China Business: Blurring online with offline (NZ Herald)

March 29, 2018/by tim.mccready

China Business: Rethinking the future of retail (NZ Herald)

March 29, 2018/by tim.mccready

China Business: Tapping into the food chain (NZ Herald)

March 29, 2018/by tim.mccready

China Business: New Zealand products selling well on 11:11 (NZ Herald)

March 29, 2018/by tim.mccready

Project Auckland: A view from the summits (NZ Herald)

December 15, 2017/by tim.mccready

Project Auckland: A positive vector for growth (NZ Herald)

December 15, 2017/by tim.mccready

Project Auckland: Partnerships for growth (NZ Herald)

December 15, 2017/by tim.mccready

Project Auckland: Running the ruler over Auckland Mayor Phil Goff (NZ Herald)

December 15, 2017/by tim.mccready

Dynamic Business: Air New Zealand, Excellence in Governance (NZ Herald)

November 24, 2017/by tim.mccready

Dynamic Business: The value of seizing the moment (NZ Herald)

November 24, 2017/by tim.mccready

Phil Goff extends alliance with Guangzhou, Los Angeles (NZ Herald)

November 13, 2017/by tim.mccready

11.11: It’s shopping – but not as you know it (NZ Herald)

November 11, 2017/by tim.mccready

Infrastructure: Looking at the opportunities for asset recycling (NZ Herald)

October 26, 2017/by tim.mccready

Infrastructure: Could smart-tracking solve Auckland’s congestion problems? (NZ Herald)

October 26, 2017/by tim.mccready

Infrastructure: ICBC hungry for projects (NZ Herald)

October 26, 2017/by tim.mccready

Infrastructure: A chat with Auckland Mayor Phil Goff (NZ Herald)

October 26, 2017/by tim.mccready

Mood of the Boardroom: Playing the Trump card (NZ Herald)

September 12, 2017/by tim.mccready

Mood of the Boardroom: Kingmaker or Queenmaker? (NZ Herald)

September 12, 2017/by tim.mccready

Mood of the Boardroom: Target those who need cuts (NZ Herald)

September 12, 2017/by tim.mccready

Mood of the Boardroom: James Shaw on the back foot (NZ Herald)

September 12, 2017/by tim.mccready

Mood of the Boardroom: Water, water everywhere (NZ Herald)

September 12, 2017/by tim.mccready

Mood of the Boardroom: A tale of two report cards (NZ Herald)

September 12, 2017/by tim.mccready

Mood of the Boardroom: A place to call home (NZ Herald)

September 12, 2017/by tim.mccready

Mood of the Boardroom: The Game Changer (NZ Herald)

September 12, 2017/by tim.mccready

Agribusiness: Greener Pastures Under Trump? (NZ Herald)

July 20, 2017/by tim.mccready

Capital Markets: Direct Capital spurs private equity market (NZ Herald)

May 18, 2017/by tim.mccready

Capital Markets: Revised NZX stance on diverse governance (NZ Herald)

May 18, 2017/by tim.mccready

Capital Markets: Time for Prospectus NZ? (NZ Herald)

May 18, 2017/by tim.mccready

Capital Markets: Venturing closer to maturity (NZ Herald)

May 18, 2017/by tim.mccready

Asia New Zealand: Generational Division in South Korea

May 1, 2017/by tim.mccready

China Business: Alibaba offers sweet deals (NZ Herald)

March 28, 2017/by tim.mccready

China Business: Chinese brands make their mark (NZ Herald)

March 28, 2017/by tim.mccready

China Business: UniServices goes global from Hangzhou (NZ Herald)

March 28, 2017/by tim.mccready

Project Auckland: Goff has firm grasp on priorities (NZ Herald)

December 14, 2016/by tim.mccready

Project Auckland: Housing offer too good to refuse (NZ Herald)

December 14, 2016/by tim.mccready

Project Auckland: Help for city’s homeless people on the way (NZ Herald)

December 14, 2016/by tim.mccready

Project Auckland: Reducing plastic bag waste first on Goff’s agenda (NZ Herald)

December 14, 2016/by tim.mccready

Dynamic Business: Is NZ having a Trump moment? (NZ Herald)

December 2, 2016/by tim.mccready

Dynamic Business: We must plan ahead for our communities (NZ Herald)

December 2, 2016/by tim.mccready

Dynamic Business: No ordinary disruption (NZ Herald)

December 2, 2016/by tim.mccready

Dynamic Business: A year of consolidation (NZ Herald)

December 2, 2016/by tim.mccready

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

October 29, 2016/by tim.mccready

Asia New Zealand: Myanmar Matters

October 28, 2016/by tim.mccready

Infrastructure: ICBC on lookout for projects (NZ Herald)

October 20, 2016/by tim.mccready

Mood of the Boardroom: CEOs fear children won’t own homes (NZ Herald)

September 27, 2016/by tim.mccready

Mood of the Boardroom: Will this be Winston’s finest hour? (NZ Herald)

September 27, 2016/by tim.mccready

Mood of the Boardroom: Goff rated best for mayoralty by CEOs (NZ Herald)

September 27, 2016/by tim.mccready

Mood of the Boardroom: Praise for Len’s Legacy (NZ Herald)

September 27, 2016/by tim.mccready

Capital Markets: Angel investments soar to record levels (NZ Herald)

May 19, 2016/by tim.mccready

Tripartite Summit: Infrastructure, housing, and transport – We can learn a lot from each other

May 17, 2016/by tim.mccready

Tripartite Summit: E-commerce – a world of opportunity

May 17, 2016/by tim.mccready

Tripartite Summit: The Economic Power of Arts and Culture

May 17, 2016/by tim.mccready

Tripartite Summit: Guangzhou – a hub for innovation

May 17, 2016/by tim.mccready

Tripartite Summit: High Value Foods – Mega Trends & Opportunity

May 17, 2016/by tim.mccready

Tripartite Summit: Innovation from cross-pollination

May 17, 2016/by tim.mccready

Tripartite Summit: Māori economy – becoming a significant economic powerhouse

May 17, 2016/by tim.mccready

Tripartite Summit: Liveable Cities – Britomart as a common ground

May 17, 2016/by tim.mccready

Tripartite Summit: Liveable Cities – good for the environment, good for business

May 17, 2016/by tim.mccready

Tripartite Summit: tying it all together: timing, location, and people

May 17, 2016/by tim.mccready

Tripartite Summit: Sharing Culture through Animation

May 17, 2016/by tim.mccready

China Business: E-commerce and China (NZ Herald)

May 4, 2016/by tim.mccready

China Business: Chinese banks well placed in NZ (NZ Herald)

May 4, 2016/by tim.mccready

Bank gaining mana as NZ-China bridge (NZ Herald)

March 30, 2016/by tim.mccready

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

March 24, 2016/by tim.mccready

Cyber threats top of insurers’ worry list (NZ Herald)

February 26, 2016/by tim.mccready

Cyber safety quest gains impetus (NZ Herald)

February 26, 2016/by tim.mccready

Vladivostok to St. Petersburg by Car (Russia Insider)

August 3, 2015/by tim.mccready

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

July 16, 2015/by tim.mccready

Korean reunification – Bonanza or Bust? (NZ INC)

July 6, 2015/by tim.mccready

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

June 26, 2015/by tim.mccready

Living and working in Los Angeles – the reality (NZ INC)

June 26, 2015/by tim.mccready

From Soju to Sauvignon blanc – Korean FTA (NZ INC)

June 1, 2015/by tim.mccready

Capital Markets: Angels and the black swan (NZ Herald)

May 14, 2015/by tim.mccready

Touring the UN Memorial Cemetery in Busan (KBS News)

April 17, 2015/by tim.mccready

Innovation: What turns a dream into a reality? (NZ Herald)

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

Overcoming barriers to a trade deal with Japan (University of Auckland)

August 11, 2010/by tim.mccready

Bioscience Enterprise: Mixing business with science (University of Auckland)

July 15, 2010/by tim.mccready

Japanese Agriculture, Horticulture & Business

July 11, 2010/by tim.mccready