Get to know a selection of our seasoned trainers and facilitators:

Lisa McAuley is Chief Executive Officer of the GTPA, Director of the Global Trade Alliance (USA) & Director of GTPServices Pty Ltd. Lisa has worked in international trade for 20 years.

Advisory roles:

  • WCO ecommerce committee
  • Ecommerce Foundation
  • The Global Trade Dialogue – ICC and WTO
  • Australian Standards Committee for the ISO development of standards for Blockchain Technology
  • Digital services committee for the Services sector development plans for Australia

Lisa has previously been an advisor to the Australian and Commonwealth Government on:

  • OECD report on the competitiveness of Australia’s service sector (Australia)
  • National Committee for Trade Facilitation (Australia)
  • Steering Committee for the Prime Ministers’ ASEAN Summit (Australia)
  • Australia and New Zealand Leadership Forum- focus on Non-Tariff Barriers (New Zealand and Australia)
  • Advisor to APEC 2018- Trade Facilitation (APEC)
  • All-Party Parliamentary Group for Trade Out of Poverty (UK)
  • Our Shared, Prosperous Future: An agenda for values-led trade, inclusive growth and sustainable jobs for the Commonwealth (UK)

Board roles:

  • Director of Cargohound
  • Director of Yuluma Holdings
  • Director of GTPServices Pty Ltd
  • Director of GTAlliance USA Inc

Key qualifications:

  • International business management
  • International trade skills: domestic and multilateral
  • International trade policy: Free Trade Agreements, Rules of Origin, Non-Tariff Barriers, SPS/ TBT regulations, Market access
  • Trade regulation and compliance
  • Trade facilitation
  • eCommerce trade policy
  • Global Value Chains
  • International Trade Research

Tristram Travers is a consultant and Executive Director with over 35 years of management experience in both the public and private sectors, 25 of those in senior leadership positions. In the private sector he led corporate export horticultural businesses through high levels of growth and organisational change including twice leading the restructure of companies in financial distress to deliver viable entities. He has passion for developing strategies for business to commercialise ideas, build markets and drive scale. He clearly articulates strategic direction and goals to deliver outcomes in complex environments with multi-stakeholder and multi-business teams.

He joined the public sector with 20 years of commercial experience and an understanding of the drivers of the commercial world. He has worked in the Australian Trade Commission (Austrade) in trade development roles both on-shore and off-shore as well as contributing to policy development and the implementation of best practice processes within Austrade. He transitioned to the Australian Department of Industry Innovation, and Science to lead the implementation a number of initiatives including Enterprise Connect, the Clean Technology Innovation Centre and the Industry Skills Fund. This included not only the policy contributions but also leading a dynamic team of business advisers recruited from senior private sector positions to assist mid-tier companies to reshape their business with a focus on strategic planning, workforce restructuring and development, innovation international trade and investment, continuous improvement and operational excellence.

Since leaving the public sector he has consulted to government and industry on commercialisation, sustainability and clean technology, business improvement, technology commercialisation and strategy development. Tristram has developed a number of tools to assist in the assessment of a business’ capabilities in international trade and led the development of the Global Trade Professional (GTP) Programme competency framework for the certification of global trade professionals ensuring compliance to ISO/IEC 17024.

Tristram holds a Master of Business Administration from Curtin University, is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is on the board of a number of Australian Companies.

Collins Rex the Owner of international business consultancy, Rex Ideas, and the GTPA’s Asia Pacific Director.  In her professional capacity she assists clients across a range of international marketing, product development and communications areas.

Collins has been responsible for the development and delivery of training material and courses in international business across a range of subject areas, in markets as diverse as Australia, Solomon Islands, South Africa and Peru.

Amongst other projects, she has authored content for the Australian APEC Study Centre’s online TPO gender course, presented on SPS regulations at APEC workshops in Chile, and moderated several APEC workshops on gender diversity.

As the Festival Director or the Festival of Inclusive Trade, Collins has been instrumental in reaching over 20,000 delegates across the globe and has presented over 150 inclusive trade-focussed events.

Collins is a member of the International Advisory Panel for the Netherlands-based Anti Scam Alliance, the Chief Judge of the AIIA’s iAwards, and a member of the Executive Committee of the Asia Pacific ICT Alliance (APICTA).  She is a certified Cyber Readiness Coach, and sits on the WCO’s eCommerce Working Group.