Buchanan to drive opportunities in Europe

Ross Buchanan. | Newsreel
In-coming Queensland Agent-General for the United Kingdom, Northern Ireland and Senior Trade Commissioner for Europe Ross Buchanan. | Photo: Trade and Investment Queensland

Career trade and investment professional Ross Buchanan has been appointed Queensland’s next Agent-General for the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland.

State Deputy Premier and Trade and Investment Minister Cameron Dick said Mr Buchanan would also act as the Senior Trade Commissioner for Europe, driving trade and investment opportunities across all of the continent.

“Mr Buchanan has more than 20 years of experience working in trade, industry and investment projects, most recently as the Global Investment Commissioner of Trade and Investment Queensland,” Minister Dick said.

Mr Buchanan has held a wide range of positions in his career including previously as the Deputy Commissioner (UK and Europe), and Queensland’s Trade and Investment Commissioner in Japan.

“A lawyer by training, he worked for an international law firm in Tokyo for almost three years, undertaking international commercial, legal and business transactions,” Minister Dick said.

He said Mr Buchanan would be based in the UK and oversee strategic trade policy and planning for the United Kingdom and Europe.

“The role also involves identifying opportunities within the United Kingdom and Europe for Queensland businesses, improving trade relationships, helping Queensland businesses meet with potential European clients and investors, and capitalizing on investment opportunities.”

Mr Buchanan takes over from Dave Stewart, who steps down at the end of June, after holding the position since 2021.