Viki Forrest

Queensland Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner – North America

Viki leads Queensland’s North American operations and oversees TIQ’s Trade Commissioner, Latin America.

She commenced as  Queensland Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner in April 2019.

Her portfolio brings more than 20 years’ experience in international business, with a particular focus on the technology sector in and around Silicon Valley. Born and raised in Australia, Viki moved to the USA in 2001 as Vice President of Marketing for Bullant Inc, a software platform for internet and wireless applications.

Viki has also worked with the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs and the ANZA Technology Network, an accelerator specialising in launching overseas tech companies in the American market. Viki was appointed CEO of ANZA in 2006. She was also previously the Director of Sales Support (Asia Pacific) for Digital Equipment Corporation Australian Pty Ltd, with responsibility for markets in Australia, New Zealand and an area that stretched from Fiji to India and the 10 ASEAN nations. Throughout her career, she has participated in a number of trade missions promoting Australian products and expertise in the North American market.

Viki holds a Diploma of Computer Programming (Sydney) and has completed studies at Monash University (Mount Eliza) Business School in Executive Management for Women and Leadership Development.

Office
Trade and Investment Queensland office: San Francisco

Market Center, Suite 2135
575 Market Street
San Francisco CA 94105 USA

Tel: +1 415 463 1000

Trade and Investment Queensland office: New York

575 Lexington Ave
12th Floor
New York NY 10022 USA