TIM WATTS

Founder
Talent Wire

Tim is the co-founder and director of a number of youth careers organisations including the successful tertiary website GradConnection and secondary school focused career website, SchoolConnect both brands what sit under the TalentWire Group of companies.

Tim has a comprehensive knowledge of both the New Zealand graduate marketplace and youth career transitioning, born from his passion for the development and employability of youth. This has enabled Tim to work with a significant number of major NZ businesses to develop their organisation’s youth strategy, including the design and/or implementation of their graduate programme.

In 2010 Tim established NZ’s first graduate employer forum, followed by establishing the New Zealand Association of Graduate Employers (NZAGE) Incorporated.

He is actively involved in various not for profit organisations namely, he is a member of the board for Outward Bound New Zealand and Chairperson of NZAGE Incorporated.

Tim holds a Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) from Victoria University of Wellington. He is also an admitted Barrister & Solicitor of the High Court and a Chartered Accountant. Prior to embarking on his entrepreneurial endeavours, Tim was a corporate tax accountant at PwC.

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