Biography of Senator the Hon Tim Ayres

Senator Tim Ayres grew up on a beef cattle farm in Northern New South Wales.

Before his election to the Australian Senate, Senator Ayres was a trade union leader who played a prominent role in Australia’s manufacturing, food and agriculture sectors.

In 2019, he was elected as a Senator for New South Wales representing the Australian Labor Party, and served as a leading member of the Australian Parliament’s Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade, and Finance committees.

In 2022, Senator Ayres was appointed by Prime Minister Anthony Albanese as Assistant Minister for Trade and Assistant Minister for Manufacturing.

Tim is married, with two teenage children and lives in Sydney.”