Roger Kaus

Principal Trade and Investment Officer

Roger has been involved with agricultural industries for over forty years serving in the Maranoa, South East, Central West and Northern regions of Queensland.

Currently based in Townsville, Roger’s focus for Trade and Investment Queensland includes investment and export services in the priority sectors of food and agribusiness, international education, mining and resources, and infrastructure and construction.

Since 1995, Roger has been working to connect foreign businesses with Queensland companies. He has experience in primary industry sectors including beef and dairy cattle, livestock marketing and production, animal health services and international business.

Project work included market development within the agribusiness export sector and during this time developed a network of international, national and state wide clients while coordinating outward and inward trade missions to and from China, South East Asia, North Africa and South America.

In his current role, Roger works to promote Queensland’s export products as well as projects seeking to identify foreign investment.

Roger Kaus in townsville

Vic O’Keefe

Principal Trade and Investment Officer (TradeStart Adviser)

Vic O’Keefe has an agricultural background and is currently studying business at the University of Queensland.

Having lived in regional Queensland for the majority of his working career, Vic has a solid understanding of the business environment and is well connected to industry and allied service agencies.

He has 15 years’ experience working with businesses in North Queensland on product and domestic/export market development projects. Vic’s recent focus has been on agribusiness project investment attraction, profiling the regions’ trade and investment opportunities through the existing Trade and Investment Queensland (TIQ) overseas office network. He also has experience in project management in the horticulture, livestock industries and investment attraction sector and has overseas experience working in Japan, New Zealand, South East Asia and the Pacific Islands.

Townsville is a significant export hub for goods (both primary and processed) to many parts of the globe. The region is also well recognised for its expertise in exports of professional services, particularly expertise in tropical environments.

Vic is keen to utilise TIQ and Austrade networks and resources to assist in progressing the development and investment opportunities in northern Australia as well as assisting small to medium businesses realise export opportunities.

Vic O'Keefe, Principal Trade and Investment Officer

Angela Rogers

Senior Project Officer

Angela Rogers, Senior Project Officer, based in Townsville, joins us with extensive experience in both domestic and more recently international education and training from a regional Queensland perspective.

After twelve years working in various marketing and recruitment roles at James Cook University, Reef HQ and Tourism marketing related companies, Angela has particular strengths in strategy implementation, marketing, recruitment and project management and holds a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) and Bachelor of Tourism Management from James Cook University.


TIQ office Townsville

North Regional Office
Level 1, 445 Flinders Street (Verdi Building)
Townsville QLD 4810
Australia

PO Box 5671
Townsville QLD 4810

Tel: +61 7 4758 5000

Roger Kaus
Principal Trade and Investment Officer
Tel: +61 7 4758 5002
Mob: +61 419 729 905
Email: roger.kaus@tiq.qld.gov.au

Vic O’Keefe
Principal Trade and Investment Officer (TradeStart Adviser)
Tel: +61 7 4758 5003
Mob: +61 418 322 971
Email: vic.okeefe@tiq.qld.gov.au

Angela Rogers
Senior Partnership Officer
Tel: +61 7 4758 5004
Mob: +61 459 879 203
Email: angela.rogers@tiq.qld.gov.au


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Roger Kaus, Principal Trade and Investment Officer

Roger Kaus, Principal Trade and Investment Officer

January 27, 2017

Roger has been involved with agricultural industries for over forty years serving in the Maranoa, South East, Central West and Northern regions of Queensland. Currently based in Townsville, Roger’s focus for Trade & Investment Queensland includes investment and export services in the priority sectors of food and agribusiness, international education, mining and resources, and infrastructure and construction.

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Vic O'Keefe, TradeStart Adviser North Queensland

Vic O'Keefe, TradeStart Adviser North Queensland

January 27, 2017

Vic hails from the Canterbury Plains, one of New Zealand’s prime agriculture regions. He holds a Bachelor of Business, majoring in Agribusiness from the University of Queensland.

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