Minister Counsellor (Industry, Science & Education), Washington DC
Mr Tim Bradley is the Minister Counsellor (Industry, Science and Education) at the Australian Embassy in Washington DC. Tim represents the Departments of Industry, Innovation & Science and Education & Training and helps to strengthen Australia's engagement across North America.
Prior to this role, Tim was a General Manager with the department’s Office of the Chief Economist. His branch supported the department navigate a range of issues relating to structural change, competitiveness, innovation and the resources sector.
In 2017 Tim was seconded to Innovation Science Australia. There he led a taskforce to develop a strategic plan that would see Australia become a highly innovative nation by 2030. In 2018 Tim was seconded to Innovation, Science and Economic Development, Canada, where he undertook a comparative study of the Australian and Canadian innovation systems.
Tim began his career as a graduate economist with the Productivity Commission. He has lectured in economics at the Australian National University and worked in the private sector as a consultant.
Tim has Masters degrees in Commercial Law (Melbourne) and Political Economy (Sydney) as well as a Bachelor of Economics (Hons) (ANU). Tim has also completed the Senior Managers in Government Program at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
President of Global Competence Associates
Christianna (“Christi”) Hunter is the President of Global Competence Associates, LLC where she works to assess, prepare, and enhance the global workforce of tomorrow. She is a primary author of the Global Competence Aptitude Assessment (GCAA)®, which is a diagnostic tool that measures the global readiness of students and working professionals, and then determines areas that would benefit from additional development. She conducts global competence research, training, and certification programs, and she provides consultation to support global competence development across education, business, government, and nonprofit sectors for worldwide clients. Ms. Hunter has been training students and working professionals in global competence and diversity appreciation since 2004.
Ms. Hunter’s expertise was sought as the sole Americas contributor to the Course Advisory Board for the “Working Globally Certificate” for the European Union/Australian Joint Cooperation in Higher Education Project, as part of Australia’s Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations. In addition, as an invited contributor, she has written two book chapters regarding global competence and its assessment. Previously, Ms. Hunter worked for major global corporations, directly within Research and Development, and also as a professionally certified search consultant. While at Mars, she partnered internationally to develop and launch products for global brands such as DOVE® Chocolate and M&M’s®. She later worked as an executive recruiter for Management Recruiters International, MRINetwork, which is one of the largest and most successful recruiting firms in the world, where she recruited globally competent candidates as desired by her multinational corporate clients. With the goal of increasing readiness for the needs of the interconnected global economy at all levels, Ms. Hunter has provided career development and job placement coaching to students and employees interested in elevating their employment marketability. She has also assisted companies in building effective and capable organizations through her talent acquisition services and consultation to departments such as Human Resources, Sales, R&D, Quality Assurance, and Engineering. She holds a B.S. degree from the Pennsylvania State University and an M.S. degree from Kansas State University, both in the USA.