Tim joined Economics at Austrade in October 2015 following a secondment to the Department of Communications as Executive Advisor (Statistical Analysis). Prior to that Tim led Tourism Research Australia’s Strategic Research and Analysis Team focussing on areas such as economic contribution, indicator development, forecasting, productivity, and investment.
Tim was a Quantitative Analyst for the Commonwealth Bank with a focus on agricultural risk; his public sector experience includes positions at the Department of Education and Employment, the Australian Bureau of Statistics, and the Department of Resources, Energy, and Tourism.
Tim led the supply-side audit of Australia’s national tourism strategy, Tourism 2020. He is the 'go to' person for economic and statistical advice relating to the ‘Visitor Economy’, covering education, tourism, health and related services sectors. He brings to Austrade extensive experience quantifying and analysing Australia’s services trade and investment profile.
He is a member of the International Institute of Forecasters. He has a Bachelor of Commerce (finance, economics) graduating with the Australian Institute of Banking and Finance Prize. Tim has a Master of Applied Statistics (econometrics, probability) from the Australian National University.