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Kylie Hargreaves

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Member since: Jun 14, 2012

Kylie is Executive Director, Investment & Export Services for the largest State in Australia, New South wales (NSW). Her Division is responsible for helping to internationalise the NSW economy by tapping into international export and investment opportunities.

Prior to taking up this position in January 2012, Kylie was Executive Director, International Markets & Trade.

Her team assists an average of 5000 NSW exporters and foreign investors per annum and is creditied with bringing in over billion in export and investment revenues to NSW.

Kylie has also overseen the opening of four NSW Trade and Investment offices overseas and has re-vamped the exporter facilitation services to be more client focussed.

Prior to joining the NSW State Government, Kylie spent 10 years overseas as Australia's Senior Trade Commissioner for the UK, Ireland and Israel; Senior Trade Commissioner for West USA and Senior Trade Commissioner for Spain and Portugal.

In all, 17 years with the Australian Trade Commission (Austrade), most of which were served living and working in the US and the EU, provided Kylie with extensive experience in sectors as diverse as business services, FMCG, financial services, resources, creative arts and music.

During her time in the largest music market in the world, Kylie noted an opportunity to improve services to the Australian music industry and as a result opened Austrade's Australian Music Office (AMO). This model was replicated in several key music markets around the globe.

Kylie was also one of the Founding Partners of G'day LA, which in 2007 became G'day USA. G'day USA has become the largest annual promotion by any country in the US, delivering millions in commercial outcomes to Australian businesses.

During her time with Austrade, Kylie authored numerous articles on international business and spearheaded two key Austrade guides for Australian exporters, Doing Business in the US and E-commerce in the US, which included information on the US market, business culture and consumer interests.

She also designed and authored Austrade's award winning Client Service Charter.

Kylie has an honours degree in International Business Relations from Griffith University in Queensland.

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