Paul MartynCEO, Trade and Investment Queensland

Paul Martyn leads Trade and Investment Queensland, the Queensland Government’s dedicated global business agency. Paul works with more than 220 staff worldwide to help Queensland firms achieve export success and to encourage global investment in Queensland projects. With 15 offices around the world, TIQ has one of the largest global networks of any Australian government agency.


Paul has over 20 years’ experience in economic development, working with industries, firms and regions to successfully grow and compete in a global context. He has held senior roles in policy development, regulatory reform, commercial analysis, investment facilitation and program delivery.


Paul has worked to encourage growth and investment in a wide range of Queensland’s key sectors, including resources and energy, agriculture, manufacturing, tourism, defence industries and high technology.


Prior to joining TIQ, Paul led the implementation of the Queensland Government’s flagship $650 million Advance Queensland (AQ) agenda, working to promote innovation-led economic growth. AQ has been widely acknowledged as the leading state-based innovation initiative, with Queensland overtaking Victoria in numbers of start-ups, and securing global R&D investment in platform technologies.


Paul undertook his Master’s Degree in Science at the University of London on a British Chevening Scholarship, and holds honours degrees in both law and government from the University of Queensland. He was a lawyer in private practice before joining the Queensland Government.

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