Mr Tim Beresford is currently the Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Macquarie University. Before joining Macquarie University, Tim was an Executive Director with the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade). Prior to Austrade, he was First Assistant Secretary of the Social Policy Division in Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Tim has demonstrated leadership in higher education, government, not-for-profit, financial services and professional services sectors. His areas of expertise include strategy, governance, public policy, change management and organisational design. Tim is a high energy leader with a strong commitment to social justice.