Investment Attraction Team

Brisbane Marketing is the city's economic development agency. Its Investment Attraction team is experienced, world-class, and plays a strategic role in Brisbane business. We focus on securing investment that will maximise long-term economic growth for Brisbane, whose vibrant economy is taking its place on the global stage.

Our team is here to assist you with your business needs, backed by years of experience within industry.

Steven Silvester

Steven Silvester, General Manager, Investment Attraction

As General Manager of the Investment Attraction team, Steven leads a team of dedicated investment professionals who work with clients from around the world to provide full market entry and expansion strategies on behalf of the city. Steven has been involved in the foreign direct investment sector for eight years and during this time has secured the investments of multinational companies from within Infrastructure, Energy & Resources, Information Technology and Renewables. Steven has a Bachelor of Engineering in Microelectronic Engineering and a Masters in Technology Management, and previously worked for one of Australia's largest and most diverse human resources outsourcing and recruitment companies.

Ph: +61 (0)7 3006 6239


Charan Judge

Charan Judge, Manager, Investment Attraction (Industrial)

In his role as Investment Attraction Manager (Industrial), Charan is responsible for attracting business investment and new jobs into the Brisbane region. Charan's current focus is in the advanced manufacturing, logistics and food and agribusiness sectors. In addition, Charan will help in developing and implementing business development programs, liaising with public and private sector allies and working closely with the Brisbane Marketing Investment Attraction team on strategy development and business planning to achieve our investment goals for Brisbane. Charan previously worked for Bluescope Steel in Brisbane and Citibank in India. As a Marketing and Distribution professional, Charan has extensive experience working in the steel, waste management, and retail industries within Australia, and the Indian banking and finance sector.

Ph: +61 (0)7 3006 6223


Andrew Nielsen, Senior Manager Investment Attraction (Industrial)

Andrew Nielsen, Senior Manager, Investment Attraction (Industrial)

Andrew’s role encompasses attracting and facilitating both foreign and domestic investment into the Greater Brisbane region within key industrial, innovation sectors for Brisbane. More specifically, food and agribusiness, logistics and distribution, and advanced manufacturing.

Andrew can assist with preparation of tailored business cases, facilitating interstate and intrastate relocation projects, as well as international and local expansion. In addition, Andrew can provide key information regarding property selection, labour analysis, incentives, and facilitate key introductions to local stakeholders. Andrew brings extensive experience within the building product and construction sectors, in particular within the manufacturing and distribution spaces having worked for large international and local manufacturers.

Ph: +61 (0)7 3156 6334



Nur Sidki Gomez, Senior Manager, Investment Attraction (Technology & Innovation)

As Senior Investment Manager, Nur leads the investment attraction activities within the key technology and innovation sectors for Brisbane, which include digital industries, life sciences, resources and energy and mining technology.

Complementing her role at Brisbane Marketing, Nur sits on the steering committee for the Robotic Vision Roadmap for Australia, led by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Robotic Vision.

Prior to joining Brisbane Marketing, Nur was based in Germany as part of the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) where she assisted European clients through several stages of their expansion strategies in Australia (greenfield, reinvestment, R&D collaborations and joint ventures).

Nur studied European Business and International Management at the Rotterdam Business School, The Netherlands, in conjunction with the Cámara de Comercio e Industria Madrid, Spain. She speaks fluent Spanish, English, German, French and conversational Bulgarian.

Ph: +61 (0)7 3156 6312
Mobile: +61 (0)466 440 696


Kabir Singh, Manager, Investment Attraction (Technology & Innovation)

As Manager, Investment Attraction (Technology & Innovation), Kabir is responsible for attracting and facilitating innovation and technology investments in the Brisbane and South East Queensland region.

Kabir has a strong understanding of and demonstrated capability in project development and implementation in complex business environments. He has experience in the development and commercialisation of nascent and near-commercial technologies, and working with the private and public sectors.

Kabir has a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Sydney and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the Melbourne Business School, and previously worked for The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA).

Ph: +61 (0)7 3156 6342


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