A new Chief Executive Officer has been appointed to lead Trade and Investment Queensland (TIQ), the state’s dedicated global business agency.

Mr Paul Martyn will become TIQ’s Chief Executive Officer.

The Chair of TIQ, the Honourable Steve Bredhauer, said Mr Martyn will lead TIQ to continue implementing Advancing Trade and Investment – Queensland Trade and Investment Strategy 2017–2022 and to deliver on an ambitious agenda to diversify Queensland’s economy and create the jobs of the future.

“Mr Martyn has strong expertise in trade and investment and more than 20 years’ experience in economic development, helping to grow sectors like resources and energy, agriculture, manufacturing, tourism, defence industries and high technology,” Mr Bredhauer said.

Mr Bredhauer said that, in his previous role, Mr Martyn led the implementation of the Queensland Government’s $755 million flagship Advance Queensland agenda, which is widely acknowledged as the leading state-based innovation initiative and has driven Queensland to overtake Victoria in the numbers of start-ups.

He said Mr Martyn has extensive experience in encouraging international investment in Queensland, including in hotels in Brisbane’s CBD and artificial intelligence for drones.

“In both traditional sectors like sugar and new industries like CSG-LNG, Mr Martyn has spearheaded policy development to create an attractive climate for global investment,” Mr Bredhauer said.

“I am very confident that under Mr Martyn’s leadership, TIQ will continue to progress its vision of growing and transforming the Queensland economy through global trade and investment and driving global business opportunities for our state that create jobs and prosperity.”

Paul Martyn joined the Queensland Government in 1997 and has been a Deputy Director-General of four departments since 2011.

This appointment follows a national and international recruitment process for a new CEO.

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Media contact:
Greg Sweetnam
Director, Corporate Communications
Trade and Investment Queensland
+61 447 972 744

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