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.

Current roles

  • Senior consultant at BioPacific Partners, working with multinational corporates, government and innovators on regional projects, strategy, and investment & acquisition activity in New Zealand and Australia.
  • Business writer and commentator for the New Zealand Herald‘s special business reports (articles below), with a focus on trade, investment, Asia and the United States.
  • MC for business events including the annual high-profile China Business Summit, Deloitte Top 200 Awards, Mood of the Boardroom and Project Auckland.
  • Lead judge for the Westpac Auckland Business Awards (Innovation & Strategy).
  • Independent assessor for the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment‘s Endeavour Fund, and on the expert review panel for Callaghan Innovation.
  • Capital raising workshop facilitator for Callaghan Innovation’s HealthTech Activator programme, tailored for the specific challenges faced by HealthTech companies.

Tim previously 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. He was also chair of the Asia New Zealand Foundation’s Leadership Network Advisory Board.

Tim has a Master in Bioscience Enterprise (Hons.), a Bachelor of Science from the University of Auckland, and completed Te Kākano Māori language course at AUT University (pass with distinction).

Recent Media

Project Auckland: Covid 19 coronavirus tests Auckland mayor Phil Goff’s optimism (NZ Herald)

March 5, 2021/by tim.mccready

2020 year in review (NZ Herald)

December 31, 2020/by tim.mccready

Deloitte Top 200: Beca wins Sustainable Business Leadership award (NZ Herald)

December 4, 2020/by tim.mccready

Opinion: Covid-19 provides impetus for fundamental change (NZ Herald)

December 4, 2020/by tim.mccready

Deloitte Top 200: Liz Coutts named Chair of the Year (NZ Herald)

December 4, 2020/by tim.mccready

Deloitte Top 200: Light in a dark year for NZ’s Top 200 companies

December 3, 2020/by tim.mccready

Deloitte Top 200 2020 event MC (video)

December 3, 2020/by tim.mccready

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

Mood of the Boardroom 2020 breakfast event MC (video)

September 28, 2020/by tim.mccready
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