Airport Economist appointed advisor to South Australia

Monday, 21 May 2012  Features

Tim Harcourt, J.W Neville fellow at the Australian School of Business, has been appointed advisor on International Engagement by the South Australian government looking to improve its international strategy.

Premier Jay Weatherill said Tim Harcourt would provide advice and work on strategies to increase exports and attract investment and skilled workers, in a statement last week.

Tim Harcourt will represent South Australia globally and draw from his experience as chief economist of Austrade. In his new part-time role, Tim will travel with the Premier to London and various parts of Asia.

Tim Harcourt said he was keen to leverage his global network to help support Australian and South Australian expatriates, "My aim is to build the Australian and South Australian brand in economics, business and education. I will be involved in supporting Australia and South Australia's links with Asia, the Middle East and South America as well as mature markets in the Europe and the United States in trade, investment and education."

Tim Harcourt said his new position was aligned with his work with the Australian School of Business, where he is involved with the China component of the Australian Graduate School of Management international business strategy course. He said: "All AGSM Degree and Executive Education programs draw top quality students from Adelaide and internationally and I'm proud to be working with them."

Tim has broad experience in public policy and in communicating international economic issues widely in the community. He has held senior roles in both the public sector and private sector in Australia and internationally and in the community and education sectors. In Australia he has worked for the Reserve Bank of Australia, Fair Work Australia, the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU and the Australian Trade Commission (Austrade).