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Tim Mares

Tim Mares

About Tim Mares

Tim Mares is the Director, Strategic Economics and Policy Coordination in the newly formed Department of State Development in South Australia.

Brought up in Africa and schooled in England. After a number years travelling the world and living in London he received his Honours degree in Business from the London South Bank University in 1989 and his Masters in Computer Science from University College London in 1991.


Tim commenced his working career in the Government of South Australia in 1992. During his 23 year career within the public sector Tim has transitioned through SA Police, the Economic Development Authority / DITT, PIRSA and DMITRE.


During his time in government Tim has worked primarily in the functions of strategy, policy, economics, planning, evaluation and organisational development.  Tim is passionate about innovation, collaboration and open debate. He considers the most enjoyable aspect of working in the state public sector has been working on cross-government collaborative initiatives.


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