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

Mood of the Boardroom: Water, water everywhere (NZ Herald)

September 12, 2017/by tim.mccready

Mood of the Boardroom: A tale of two report cards (NZ Herald)

September 12, 2017/by tim.mccready

Mood of the Boardroom: A place to call home (NZ Herald)

September 12, 2017/by tim.mccready

Mood of the Boardroom: The Game Changer (NZ Herald)

September 12, 2017/by tim.mccready

Agribusiness: Greener Pastures Under Trump? (NZ Herald)

July 20, 2017/by tim.mccready

Capital Markets: Direct Capital spurs private equity market (NZ Herald)

May 18, 2017/by tim.mccready

Capital Markets: Revised NZX stance on diverse governance (NZ Herald)

May 18, 2017/by tim.mccready

Capital Markets: Time for Prospectus NZ? (NZ Herald)

May 18, 2017/by tim.mccready

Capital Markets: Venturing closer to maturity (NZ Herald)

May 18, 2017/by tim.mccready

Asia New Zealand: Generational Division in South Korea

May 1, 2017/by tim.mccready

China Business: Alibaba offers sweet deals (NZ Herald)

March 28, 2017/by tim.mccready

China Business: Chinese brands make their mark (NZ Herald)

March 28, 2017/by tim.mccready

China Business: UniServices goes global from Hangzhou (NZ Herald)

March 28, 2017/by tim.mccready

Project Auckland: Goff has firm grasp on priorities (NZ Herald)

December 14, 2016/by tim.mccready

Project Auckland: Housing offer too good to refuse (NZ Herald)

December 14, 2016/by tim.mccready

Project Auckland: Help for city’s homeless people on the way (NZ Herald)

December 14, 2016/by tim.mccready

Project Auckland: Reducing plastic bag waste first on Goff’s agenda (NZ Herald)

December 14, 2016/by tim.mccready

Dynamic Business: Is NZ having a Trump moment? (NZ Herald)

December 2, 2016/by tim.mccready

Dynamic Business: We must plan ahead for our communities (NZ Herald)

December 2, 2016/by tim.mccready

Dynamic Business: No ordinary disruption (NZ Herald)

December 2, 2016/by tim.mccready

Dynamic Business: A year of consolidation (NZ Herald)

December 2, 2016/by tim.mccready

From East to West – Crossing the Siberian Heartland (Sunday Star Times)

October 29, 2016/by tim.mccready

Asia New Zealand: Myanmar Matters

October 28, 2016/by tim.mccready

Infrastructure: ICBC on lookout for projects (NZ Herald)

October 20, 2016/by tim.mccready

Mood of the Boardroom: CEOs fear children won’t own homes (NZ Herald)

September 27, 2016/by tim.mccready

Mood of the Boardroom: Will this be Winston’s finest hour? (NZ Herald)

September 27, 2016/by tim.mccready

Mood of the Boardroom: Goff rated best for mayoralty by CEOs (NZ Herald)

September 27, 2016/by tim.mccready

Mood of the Boardroom: Praise for Len’s Legacy (NZ Herald)

September 27, 2016/by tim.mccready

Capital Markets: Angel investments soar to record levels (NZ Herald)

May 19, 2016/by tim.mccready

Tripartite Summit: Infrastructure, housing, and transport – We can learn a lot from each other

May 17, 2016/by tim.mccready
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