Julie McKerrow

Principal Trade and Investment Officer (Tradestart Advisor)

Julie is a marketing and business professional, with more than two decades’ experience providing strategic advice on marketing and sales to a range of private companies. She has worked with clients in agriculture, mining, retail, and vocational and tertiary education, and for major government programs, including programs focusing on civil construction.

Before joining TIQ, Julie was marketing and sales manager for a rural and regional education provider, where she was responsible for domestic and export marketing strategies. Prior to that, she was marketing coordinator for a major mining equipment manufacturer, where her responsibilities included global marketing strategy.

Julie combines a strong understanding of international markets with hands-on skills in market research, marketing campaigns, and sales. She also has strong skills in supporting SMEs, developed during her early experience in agricultural consultancy and advisory services.

Julie is enthusiastic about helping SMEs in the Toowoomba and Darling Downs South West region take advantage of existing and emerging opportunities to access export markets and/or acquire inbound investment. As a dual Trade and Investment Officer and TradeStart Advisor, she can access both TIQ’s and Austrade’s global network of resources to assist local companies.

Julie holds a Master of Marketing, a Bachelor of Applied Science, and a Diploma in Export Management.

Bronwyn Warfield

Principal Trade and Investment Officer

Bronwyn has more than 25 years’ experience in trade development for agriculture, including leading and managing many externally funded projects in the horticulture and new industry sectors.

She is experienced in all stages of agriculture trade development, including market and consumer research, supply-chain analysis and monitoring of sea-freight shipments, and in-market profiling and promotion.

Bronwyn was previously Manager of the Rural Market Development Unit in the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF), and Director of the Global Markets’ Initiative, an export-development program run jointly by TIQ and DAF. While employed by DAF, she oversaw Australia’s first consumer research conducted in Japan on Australian vegetables, and wrote the Export Development Strategy for Vegetables to Taiwan.

In 2015, Bronwyn and TIQ’s Tokyo office successfully re-established Australian broccoli exports to Japan after a 9-year absence from the market. This has opened up opportunities in the Japanese market for both fresh and processed vegetable products.

Bronwyn holds a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) and a Graduate Diploma in Communication, and is currently studying a Bachelor of Laws.

Bronwyn Warfield

TIQ office Toowoomba

Toowoomba Regional Centre
Ground Floor, 128 Margaret Street

PO Box 825

Julie McKerrow
Principal Trade and Investment Officer (TradeStart Advisor)
Tel: +61 7 4591 7501
Mob: +61 467 721 542
Email: julie.mckerrow@tiq.qld.gov.au

Bronwyn Warfield
Principal Trade and Investment Officer
Tel: +61 7 4616 7336
Mob: +61 418 783 404
Email: bronwyn.warfield@tiq.qld.gov.au