Craig Ford is the Trade & Investment Commissioner to Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean Region. He also co-leads the Education Team for Latin America, with a team of Business Development Directors in Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Brazil, Chile and Argentina. Prior to taking up this role he was Austrade’s Tradestart Adviser for the Gold Coast and led the City of Gold Coast’s export programs and export trade missions for the region.
Prior to joining Austrade Craig had more than a decade of experience in management and operations in export, international trade and marketing in the software, communications and mining technology sectors.
A graduate of the University of Queensland’s i-Lab technology accelerator program, Craig has worked extensively with start-ups and developed a technology start-up for importing and launching products across regions.
Craig is a strong advocate for Australian manufacturing and the knowledge economy and works to develop sustainable market development networks for Australian exporters.
Craig has an International Business degree from Griffith University and post graduate studies in Information Systems from QUT.