Executive Staff

Chief Executive Officer

Bruce Gosper

Bruce Gosper is CEO of Austrade, the Australian Government agency responsible for promoting trade, investment and international education, and tourism policy, programs and research.

Prior to this Mr Gosper was Deputy Secretary with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade from February 2009 until his appointment to Austrade. In that role he was Australia’s Senior Trade Policy Official, responsible for all trade negotiations.

Mr Gosper was Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva from 2005 until 2009. He was also Chair of the WTO General Council in 2008–09 and Chair of the WTO Dispute Settlement Body in 2007–08.

From 2000–2005, Mr Gosper was First Assistant Secretary, Office of Trade Negotiations, in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Canberra. Prior to that, he served as Minister (Commercial) at the Australian Embassy in Washington (1998–2000). Mr Gosper was also an Adviser to the Minister for Trade (1996–1998), and Assistant Secretary, Agriculture Branch, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Canberra (1995).

Before joining the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr Gosper worked for the Department of Primary Industries and Energy, and served overseas as Minister-Counsellor (Agriculture) at the Australian Embassy in Tokyo (1989–1992). Mr Gosper has also worked for the Department of Trade and Resources (1980–1987).

Mr Gosper is a graduate of Macquarie University and the University of New England. He is married and has three sons.

Executive Director – International Operations Group

Grame Barty

Grame Barty has been Executive Director, International Operations since March 2015. In this role, he is responsible for a network of 82 offices in 48 markets and also leads teams in Australia responsible for marketing, advice to Australian exporters and liaison across government in Canberra. He is based in Sydney.

He served as Regional Director, Americas based in Los Angeles 2008 to 2011 and recently as General Manager Growth and Emerging Markets has been heavily engaged in developing the Indian, Middle East and Latin American markets for Australia’s exporters, education and research institutions.

As a senior executive with over 30 years of international business and government experience in innovation commercialisation, marketing, trade and investment incorporating with multinationals, foreign companies and government agencies, Grame Barty has a proven ability to translate vision and objectives into innovative strategic plans and lead change across multiple organisations.

He has been a successful information technology entrepreneur developing a software product that was sold globally. He started, and grew the company HarvestRoad Limited securing funding through venture capital and an IPO on the Australian Stock Exchange.

Executive Director – Tourism, Investment, Education and Programmes Group (Acting)

Jane Madden

Jane Madden joined the Australian Trade and Investment Commission in January 2012 as the General Manager – Head of Investment, leading a team (including the Government’s Senior Investment Specialists) that promotes, attracts, and facilitates foreign direct investment to Australia. As of February 2016, Jane is acting Executive Director for Tourism, Investment, Education and Programmes Group.

In partnership with government agencies and the private sector, Austrade develops strategies and research to improve Australia’s business environment and win new investment, including in areas such as biotech and advanced manufacturing research and development.

Prior to moving to Austrade, Jane worked in a number of Australian Government Agencies, notably the Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism (RET) and Department of Foreign Affairs (DFAT). Past roles:

  • Head of Tourism and member of RET Executive Board, 2008-12
  • Lead negotiator, Services, Investment and Intellectual Property, DFAT Office of Trade Negotiations 2007-08
  • Australia’s Permanent Delegate to UNESCO (United Nations Education, Scientific, Cultural and Communications Agency), 2002-07
  • Deputy Head of Mission, Australian Embassy Paris (also Charge D’Affaires), 2002-07
  • Counsellor, Australian Embassy Tokyo, 1994-98
  • First Secretary, Australian Embassy, South Africa and Acting High Commissioner, Lusaka 1989-1992.

Jane holds qualifications in economics, Japanese language and law from the University of Tasmania and ANU (Australian National University). She is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Jane serves on a number of not-for-profit boards.

Jane is married to Charlie with three children.

Chief Operating Officer – Corporate Services Group

Marcia Kimball Austrade

Marcia Kimball is currently the Chief Operating Officer, Corporate Services Group within Austrade. She has overall responsibility for providing services globally for Finance, HR, Information Technology, Legal, Procurement, Fraud Control, Consular, Security and Property.

For 14 years prior to that, Marcia as head of Human Resources also managed Austrade’s team of HR professionals across the international network as an Executive Director and then Chief HR and Change Management Officer. She has played a key senior role in organisational change management through various shifts in Austrade’s direction and its increasing functions over this period. These roles encompassed policy development and strategies for attraction and retention, employee relations, workforce planning and capability and talent.

Prior to joining Austrade, Marcia was the Executive Director Corporate Development for the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), having also worked in various senior and general management roles over this 10 year period within the broader AirServices Australia, formerly the Civil Aviation Authority. As Executive Director, her responsibilities included corporate planning, HR, IT and information management, air safety promotions, contracts and property.

Marcia began her earlier career in education and professional development, leaving the teaching service at a senior level in the late 80s. Since that time she has gained experience in the fields of strategy and organisational development, HR, internal consultancy and broader corporate planning and change management.

Marcia has a Bachelor of Education, a Graduate Diploma as a Resource Educator and a post graduate qualification in Financial Management from the Australian National University.

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