COMMISSIONER FOR VICTORIA IN CHINA
Tim Dillon took up his appointment as the Commissioner for Victoria in China in September 2014. Based in Shanghai, Tim represents Victoria's interests in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan and manages, in addition to Shanghai, Victorian Government Business Offices (VGBOs) located in Hong Kong, Beijing, Nanjing and Chengdu. Tim represents Victoria's interests in the region, facilitating trade and investment opportunities and strengthening bi‐lateral relations. Tim also develops and maintains high level government to government linkages and facilitates strategic collaboration between Victorian and South East China.
Tim has extensive experience representing Victoria in Asia. Having spent more than 10 years living and working in Asia he has a thorough understanding of the complexities of doing business in one of the world’s most economically and culturally diverse regions. Prior to his appointment to China, Tim served as the Commissioner for Victoria in South East Asia (2009‐2014) and the Executive Director of the Tokyo VGBO (2004‐2009) with responsibility for Korea, where he facilitated Victorian exports to North East Asia and productive foreign direct investment into Victoria. Tim also managed relationships with key investors across a range of industries including food and beverage, automotive, ICT, energy, infrastructure, healthcare and biotechnology.