Appointment of New Business Council of Australia President

The Morrison Government welcomes the announcement from the Business Council of Australia (BCA) of the appointment of Mr Tim Reed as their new President.

Mr Reed was the Chief Executive Officer of MYOB from 2008 until 2019 and is a member of the Board of the Business Council of Australia. Prior to joining MYOB, Mr Reed held senior management roles in sales, marketing, product management and business development within a number of different companies in the technology markets.

The industry experience and insight Mr Reed brings to the role will help to ensure the Business Council continues to make a valuable contribution to the policy debate and the interests of business, with nine out of ten Australian workers employed in the private sector.

The Government would also like to acknowledge outgoing President Mr Grant King for his leadership over the past three years. During his tenure, Mr King guided the BCA and its members through complex public policy debate and made a significant contribution.

His vision took the BCA out of boardrooms and into regional Australia to work with regional communities and businesses to provide opportunities for jobs and investment.

The Government looks forward to the BCA’s ongoing contribution to policy debate under the leadership of both Mr Reed and CEO, Jennifer Westacott. We will continue to work with the business community to ensure businesses can stay competitive, keep investing and create more jobs so that all Australians have the opportunity to get ahead.

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