Jim Redden has served on the Australian Trade Minister’s WTO Advisory Committee and was part of the Australian Government’s official delegation to a number of WTO Ministerial meetings. He has advised the Australian Government on a range of international trade and inclusive economic issues of particular concern to developing countries. Jim specialises in trade and development, trade and gender and Aid for Trade issues.
In addition to jointly running a small consulting company and lecturing at the University of Adelaide, Mr Redden is currently the Executive Officer of the Australian Trade and Development Business Network, a private sector organisation which facilitates private-public partnerships for development and advocates for a stronger role for a responsible private sector in global poverty reduction activities. Mr. Redden has post-graduate degrees from the University of Adelaide in International Trade, International Development, Economics and in Education.