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Les Timar


Les Timar is CEO and a Founding Partner of GRACosway.

As one of Australia’s most experienced public affairs practitioners, Les provides counsel to clients across an extensive range of industries in relation to public policy, legislative change, regulatory approvals and government inquiry processes at federal and state levels.

Les broadly contributes to client strategies in addition to directly managing a number of longstanding client relationships and leading the firm’s work with several private equity and investment fund clients. He is particularly skilled in advising on matters relating to foreign investment.

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 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 Partners as well its New Zealand subsidiary GRC Partners. He is also a founder of the Australian Professional Government Relations Association (APGRA).