John Madew

John Madew


Head of Mining & Resources, Sector Centre of Excellence

John Madew

John Madew is Head of Mining & Resources in Austrade’s sector Centre of Excellence.

In this role he is responsible for overall strategic oversight and guidance, to Austrade in the mining and resources sectors, providing advice to business and governments, based on deep understand of the domestic and global sectoral ecosystem, and leading engagement with industry and manage critical stakeholder relationships to pursue Austrade’s vision of becoming a networked organisation.

From 2016 to 2020 John held a leadership role in Austrade’s South Asia operation, where, in 2019/2020 he led the South Asia region, as General Manager in New Delhi, driving trade, investment and education promotion across India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Bangladesh with 60 staff over 10 locations. During his time in India he was also Senior Trade & Investment Commissioner based in Mumbai, where he led the Australian Government investment attraction activities across South Asia.  

Prior to this John was responsible for Austrade’s sub-Saharan Africa operations, with offices in South Africa, Ghana, Kenya and Mauritius. In this role he worked with Australian resource companies on projects in 40+ African states. John has also worked with organisations in the ICT, resources, infrastructure, and education sectors. 

John also had roles with Austrade in the UK and Canada. Before joining government, he worked in consulting roles for software companies - beginning his career as an analyst in credit insurance and trade finance.

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