Timothy Fischer

Timothy Fischer

Chairperson of the Executive Board - The Crop Trust

Ambassador Timothy Andrew Fischer served in the New South Wales Parliament (1971-84) and the Australian Federal Parliament (1984-2001) including as Leader of the National Party, Minister for Trade and Deputy Prime Minister (1996-99).

He was also Leader of the Official Australian Delegation which oversaw the ballot held on 30 August 1999 in East Timor. More recently, he was appointed Ambassador to the Holy See (2008 – 2012).

Prior to that, he was Chairman of Tourism Australia 2004-07, and of the Australia Thailand Institute 2005-08. He was Chairman of the Crawford Fund helping to host key conferences in Australia to provide outreach on agricultural topics.

In 2005, Tim Fischer was appointed Companion of the Order of Australia. He currently serves as Chairperson of the Executive Board of the Global Crop Diversity Trust (‘Crop Trust’).