Anthony Holzwart

Principal Trade and Investment Officer, Darling Downs & South West (TradeStart Advisor)

Anthony has a significant track record of assisting small to medium enterprises realise their full potential. His approach is straightforward and practical - do what matters most, stand out for the right reasons and, wherever possible, avoid the mistakes of others.  

In recent years he has worked both nationally and internationally, but throughout his career he has maintained a long and deep-seated association with the Darling Downs and South West.  Working in a range of private and public sector roles, Anthony has provided assistance to hundreds of businesses across multiple industry sectors, including advanced manufacturing, mining, oil & gas, food and agribusiness and many more.

Some career highlights include:

  • National industry liaison roles for two international ‘Big Science’ partnerships, with direct involvement in +$275m of commercial contracts awarded to Australian companies within international supply chain projects.
  • Growth Facilitator with Deloitte, delivering services under the Commonwealth’s Entrepreneurs Programme to develop and implement growth strategies with small to medium businesses.
  • National supply chain facilitator role within the Commonwealth’s Entrepreneurs Programme, working predominantly in the mining equipment, technology & services, advanced manufacturing and food & agribusiness sectors, assisting small to medium businesses develop critical capabilities and achieve strategic supplier status with major high value customers.
  • Seven years in the TradeStart export advisor role in the Darling Downs and South West (2003-2010) providing export market development support across multiple industry sectors and markets.
  • Extensive regional economic development experience, much of which has been focused on supporting businesses in an international trade, major project or large customer environment.  

Anthony Holzwart 
Principal Trade and Investment Officer (Tradestart Advisor) 

Toowoomba office

128 Margaret Street
Toowoomba QLD 4305