John Williams

Principal Trade and Investment Officer (TradeStart Advisor)

John joined TIQ in Rockhampton in late September 2019.

He has been a regional engagement officer for the Queensland Government in North Queensland for almost 9 years, previously facilitating and developing cross-sector opportunities across the entire digital-economy supply chain. In this role, his team developed a range of demand-driven projects, including an online business assessment tool. John also ran Townsville’s first Startup Weekends, and co-founded and chaired the successful NQ Innovation Centre in his own time.

Previously, John was a business development manager for local businesses in the IT and business-support industries, and ran his own IT business for 7 years.

John initially moved to North Queensland for university studies and then spent almost 20 years as a medical researcher, translating clinical questions into scientific studies. He also attracted funding for these studies from government, philanthropic and industry sources.

John now lives in Rockhampton and is committed to connecting local businesses to opportunities through TIQ’s regional and global networks and resources.


TIQ office Rockhampton

Level 2/209 Bolsover Street
ROCKHAMPTON QLD 4700 Australia

PO Box 113
ROCKHAMPTON QLD 4700

Tel: +61 7 4758 5006

John Williams
Principal Trade and Investment Officer
Tel: +61 7 4848 4701
Email: john.williams@tiq.qld.gov.au