Introducing Tim Beresford, new Chief Executive of AFSA

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Tim Beresford started as AFSA’s Chief Executive in early May 2022. He is committed to ensuring AFSA delivers its promise to be a firm and fair regulator and a world-class government service provider. In his first few months as Chief Executive, he will be meeting with key stakeholders to understand the impact the agency has on people’s lives and the broader economy.

Previously, Tim has held the roles of Deputy CEO of the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade), Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Macquarie University and First Assistant Secretary of the Social Policy Division in Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. He has held Board positions in the past and is currently Chair of the Benevolent Society. Tim has significant leadership experience in the higher education, government, not-for-profit, financial services and professional services sectors. His areas of expertise include strategy, governance, public policy, change management and organisational design. Tim is a high-energy leader with a strong commitment to social justice.