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

Mood of the Boardroom: NZ CEOs becoming more pessimistic about economy (NZ Herald)

September 24, 2019/by tim.mccready

Mood of the Boardroom: CEOs score Greens’ ministers (NZ Herald)

September 24, 2019/by tim.mccready

Mood of the Boardroom: Get smart and focus on the substance (NZ Herald)

September 24, 2019/by tim.mccready

Mood of the Boardroom: Goldsmith a fast learner (NZ Herald)

September 24, 2019/by tim.mccready

Mood of the Boardroom: Goff or Tamihere – CEOs pick their preferred Auckland mayor (NZ Herald)

September 24, 2019/by tim.mccready

Mood of the Boardroom: Winston Peters viewed as ‘the voice of reason’ (NZ Herald)

September 24, 2019/by tim.mccready

Mood of the Boardroom: Seymour needs to sharpen up his Act (NZ Herald)

September 24, 2019/by tim.mccready

Mood of the Boardroom: ‘Solution in search of a problem’ (NZ Herald)

September 24, 2019/by tim.mccready

Mood of the Boardroom: A radical community initiative (NZ Herald)

September 24, 2019/by tim.mccready

Mood of the Boardroom: The road to improvement (NZ Herald)

September 24, 2019/by tim.mccready

Travel opinion: On being a real traveller (NZ Herald)

September 17, 2019/by tim.mccready

Opinion: Build a bridge, make Wellington pay for it (NZ Herald)

August 21, 2019/by tim.mccready

Infrastructure: Can Auckland be a major hub?

August 21, 2019/by tim.mccready

Infrastructure: Mayoral motivations

August 21, 2019/by tim.mccready

Opinion: A robust conversation on GE (NZHerald)

July 31, 2019/by tim.mccready

Agribusiness: Chinese appetite for NZ lobster (NZ Herald)

July 31, 2019/by tim.mccready

Agribusiness: Innovating to face the future (NZ Herald)

July 31, 2019/by tim.mccready

Agribusiness: Sharing in the market (NZ Herald)

July 31, 2019/by tim.mccready

Agribusiness: Water storage could unlock jobs (NZ Herald)

July 31, 2019/by tim.mccready

Health and Wellness Summit: R&D Panel (University of Auckland careers day)

July 1, 2019/by tim.mccready

Opinion: The in-flight Wi-Fi dilemma – Do you really need to be connected? (NZ Herald)

June 18, 2019/by tim.mccready

Travel opinion: Flightcheck – Palmerston North to Auckland on Air New Zealand NZ5118 (NZ Herald)

June 18, 2019/by tim.mccready

Report: How global medtech & pharma corporates engage with Australia (MTPConnect)

June 6, 2019/by tim.mccready

Capital Markets: The Direct approach – an interview with Direct Capital’s Ross George (NZ Herald)

May 22, 2019/by tim.mccready

Capital Markets: A new role model for growth (NZ Herald)

May 22, 2019/by tim.mccready

Capital Markets: EY monitors record activity (NZ Herald)

May 22, 2019/by tim.mccready

Capital Markets: Fintech revolutionises finance (NZ Herald)

May 22, 2019/by tim.mccready

Travel opinion: Flight check – Business class head-to-head (NZ Herald)

May 21, 2019/by tim.mccready

Reflections from MCing the China Business Summit

May 7, 2019/by tim.mccready

Travel: Balkans – A meeting of cultures in Bosnia and Herzegovina (NZ Herald)

May 1, 2019/by tim.mccready
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