Tim Reed

President, Business Council of Australia

Tim is President of the Business Council of Australia, a role he assumed in 2019 having sat on the BCA Board since 2017; non-Executive Director of Transurban since 2020; and joint Managing Director of Potentia Capital, an Australian private equity fund focused on investing in and growing local software businesses.

Prior to assuming these roles, Tim spent 12 years as CEO of MYOB - a leading provider of online accounting, payroll and tax solutions to SMEs and their advisers. During Tim’s tenure MYOB was regularly named as one of Australia’s most innovative companies, was awarded the prestigious Canstar award for a best in category product, doubled team engagement, saw subscribers grow eightfold and enterprise value sixfold. 

In earlier years Tim’s career has spanned the markets of Asia, Europe and the USA, including eight years in the fast-paced, technology market of Silicon Valley.  During this time Tim was a Founding Member of the Internet Advertising Bureau where, along with other internet pioneers, he wrote the first set of advertising measurement standards for the web.

Tim is passionate about technology and its ability to improve the lives and livelihoods of all people.  For many years he has been an advocate for good public policy, long-term thinking and the role of women in society.

Tim received a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School where he graduated as a Baker Scholar and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne where he graduated with first class honours in economics.