Les Timar is CEO and a Founding Partner of GRACosway, with responsibility for the overall management and strategic development of the firm, as well as jointly overseeing its Public Affairs practice.
Les is one of Australia’s most experienced public affairs practitioners, providing counsel to clients across a broad range of industries in relation to public policy, legislative change, regulatory approvals and government inquiry processes at both federal and state levels.
Les broadly contributes to client strategies, in addition to directly managing a number of longstanding client relationships and the firm’s work with several private equity and investment fund clients.
A lawyer by training, Les previously held a senior position with an Australian property and infrastructure development company. He also served as a senior ministerial adviser to the NSW Coalition Government in the early 1990s.
Les is a director of Clemenger Group, the parent company of GRACosway, and the firm’s affiliated Perth business, GRA Everingham. He also currently serves as President of the Australian Professional Government Relations Association (APGRA), the national professional body for government relations practitioners.