Tyler McDonald


Tyler McDonald, consultant at ITS Global is a natural resources analyst with a Masters’ Degree in economics from RMIT University. Tyler is an economist and analyst on trade and investment.

Since joining ITS Global he has conducted research and analysis on regulatory barriers to trade and opportunities for market access for clients in both the public and private sector. Clients include the Financial Services Council, the APEC Secretariat (Vietnam), The Export Council of Australia, The Manufacturing Excellence Taskforce of Australia, Asialink and Trade and Investment Queensland, as well as private clients.

He has conducted research and analysis on trade and investment trends in the APEC region. Tyler also recently assisted with the coordination of a month-long program training 20 Taiwan officials on trade agreements.

Farial Mahmud


Farial has technical research expertise in economic and trade analysis, and experience researching trade and regulatory barriers and commitments in trade agreements. She has analysed regulatory controls for the APEC STAR (Services Trade Access Restrictions) database. She has reviewed trade commitments in FTAs for Trade and Investment Queensland, the Financial Services Council, DFAT and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Vietnam.

Ms Mahmud previously worked with the World Bank in Bangladesh on economic issues and has Master’s Degree in Economics from the University of Melbourne.