Ross Buchanan

Agent-General for the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland and Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner – Europe

Market coverage: Europe and UK

Ross Buchanan was appointed as Agent-General in July 2024. Prior to this appointment, he was Global Investment Commissioner in August 2019. He leads Trade and Investment Queensland’s International Investment Attraction Unit. Prior to taking up that role, he was Executive Director of the Economic Policy team in the Department of the Premier and Cabinet. 

Ross has held senior executive roles in the Queensland Government for more than 17 years, working on trade, industry and investment projects. He was the Queensland Trade and Investment Commissioner – Japan for 3 years, and also drove business expansion efforts for Queensland across the UK, Europe and Africa on a later 2-year posting in London. He also spent 6 years as Director of the Queensland Government’s Investment Attraction Division, and 3 years as Executive Director, Trade for the Queensland Government. 

Ross is a lawyer by training, and spent 10 years working at major firms in Brisbane and Japan. While working for an international legal firm in Tokyo for 3 years, he provided advice on international commercial business transactions. Other roles included working in the infrastructure advisory area of a mining company and for a private-sector advisory firm. 

Ross holds an MBA from Queensland University of Technology and bachelor’s degrees in law (hons), commerce and arts from The University of Queensland. 

Trade and Investment Queensland office: London

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