As an independent senator representing South Australia, Tim Storer is adamant about bringing a responsible and evidence-based approach to decision making, underpinned by four benchmarks: integrity, fairness, prosperity and sustainability.
He was born in Loxton, a town in the Riverland region of South Australia. Loxton, as well as an education at St Ignatius’ College, have instilled a sense of community and belonging. His touchstone in life, work and learning has always been the Saint Ignatius Prayer for Generosity.
Tim studied economics and environmental studies at the University of Adelaide, and graduated top of his class with an MBA at the Australian National University.
After graduating, he embarked on a seminal journey, buying a one way ticket to Hong Kong where he was inspired by an entrepreneurial mindset. He continued his work across Asia, from Guangzhou, Haiphong, Saigon and Shanghai, encouraging trade with Australian small businesses.
Tim strongly believes in building mutually beneficial relationships with Asia. The opportunities for both South Australia and Australia are evident: it is estimated Asia will have a middle class of around three billion people, a 600 per cent increase in 20 years. It would be remiss if we didn’t seize that opportunity.
He also feels we must not let the electric vehicle revolution pass us by. As the Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Electric Vehicles, Tim is looking forward to investigating ways in which Australia can play a leading role. Energy efficiency is also a key priority, where even small improvements have the potential to dramatically improve the everyday lives of those struggling.
An avid soccer fan, Tim is a keen Adelaide Reds, Socceroos and Matildas supporter.