Deputy CEO of Global Markets and Sector Engagement
Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade)
Tim Beresford is Deputy CEO of Global Markets and Sector Engagement at the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade). Tim has strategic leadership for the promotion of trade and investment opportunities for Australia and operational responsibility for Austrade’s onshore trade and investment teams and offshore network.
Tim was previously Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Macquarie University with responsibility and oversight of operations and international student recruitment and engagement. Before that, he was Austrade’s Executive Director, Tourism, Investment, Education and Programmes.
Prior to joining Austrade, Tim was First Assistant Secretary of Social Policy Division at Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. He worked at Westpac in senior line management and strategy roles, and also in the professional services sector across Europe, Asia and Australia, including five years at McKinsey & Co.
Tim holds a Bachelor Degree in Law and Economics (First Class Honours) from Sydney University and Masters of Philosophy (International Relations) from Cambridge University where he was a Menzies Scholar in 1994. He is an Associate of the Security Institute of Australia and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Tim is passionate about community engagement. He was a Board Member of Plan International Australia from 2003-2012 and was appointed to the Board of The Benevolent Society (TBS) in February 2013 and is currently Deputy Chair and Chair of the Research Policy Advocacy Committee.