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

Newshub Nation Panel: April 13, 2019

April 13, 2019/by tim.mccready

China Business: 2019 – a year of challenges (NZ Herald)

April 3, 2019/by tim.mccready

China Business: 2019 – Exchange securing a future (NZ Herald)

April 3, 2019/by tim.mccready

China Business: Why you can’t contain China (NZ Herald)

April 3, 2019/by tim.mccready

China Business: Taking a fresh approach (NZ Herald)

April 3, 2019/by tim.mccready

China Business: Changing landscape (NZ Herald)

April 3, 2019/by tim.mccready

China Business: Cyberport seen as key to success (NZ Herald)

April 3, 2019/by tim.mccready

China Business: Improving customer transport choices (NZ Herald)

April 3, 2019/by tim.mccready

Travel opinion: Lounge Check – Three premium lounges at Hong Kong International Airport (NZ Herald)

February 12, 2019/by tim.mccready

Project Auckland 2018 video (NZ Herald)

December 14, 2018/by tim.mccready

Project Auckland: 2021 — a city transformed (NZ Herald)

December 14, 2018/by tim.mccready

Project Auckland: Auckland in the spotlight (NZ Herald)

December 14, 2018/by tim.mccready

Newshub Nation Panel: December 12, 2018

December 1, 2018/by tim.mccready

Dynamic Business: A ‘Kodak’ moment for banks (NZ Herald)

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

Travel opinion: 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 Panel: August 18, 2018

August 18, 2018/by tim.mccready
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