Tim McCready is experienced in international business development, marketing and 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

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

Auckland Volcanoes

May 11, 2020/by tim.mccready

Auckland’s infrastructure projects must go on: Phil Goff Q&A (NZ INC.)

May 4, 2020/by tim.mccready

Pandemic pivots: The best of NZ business showing resilience in the face of adversity (The Spinoff)

April 28, 2020/by tim.mccready

Miles Hurrell: Fonterra weathering the storm (NZ INC.)

April 20, 2020/by tim.mccready

Central-local urban growth partnerships needed for Covid-19 response (NZ INC.)

April 17, 2020/by tim.mccready

Project Auckland event MC (video)

March 10, 2020/by tim.mccready

Project Auckland: A city that is going places (NZ Herald)

March 6, 2020/by tim.mccready

Project Auckland: Lessons from ‘new towns’ of the past (NZ Herald)

March 6, 2020/by tim.mccready

Project Auckland: Charles Ma: Eco islands just part of his plan at Drury West (NZ Herald)

March 6, 2020/by tim.mccready

Project Auckland: Homelessness mars Project Auckland momentum (NZ Herald)

March 6, 2020/by tim.mccready

Interview with BBC World Service about Sir Elton John (BBC World Service)

February 17, 2020/by tim.mccready

2019, in one minute (video)

December 31, 2019/by tim.mccready

Deloitte Top 200: Winners announced across 11 categories (NZ Herald)

December 6, 2019/by tim.mccready

Dynamic Business: New Energy Futures (NZ Herald)

December 6, 2019/by tim.mccready

Deloitte Top 200: Another bumper year for NZ’s top companies (NZ Herald)

December 6, 2019/by tim.mccready

Deloitte Top 200: Air New Zealand wins this year’s Sustainable Business Leadership award (NZ Herald)

December 6, 2019/by tim.mccready

Dynamic Business: Moving toward a circular economy (NZ Herald)

December 6, 2019/by tim.mccready

Deloitte Top 200: David Pilkington, Port of Tauranga wins Chairperson of the Year (NZ Herald)

December 6, 2019/by tim.mccready

Stephen Colbert’s Late Show: 56 mentions of New Zealand

November 24, 2019/by tim.mccready

Sustainable Finance: A hydrogen-powered future (NZ Herald)

October 31, 2019/by tim.mccready

Sustainable Finance: Carbon is the new tobacco (NZ Herald)

October 31, 2019/by tim.mccready

Sustainable Finance: No such thing as waste (NZ Herald)

October 31, 2019/by tim.mccready
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