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 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

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

Capital Markets: Commission fans headwinds (NZ Herald)

May 17, 2018/by tim.mccready

Travel opinion: 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
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