Mr Linford is currently the CEO of NaSAH Pty Ltd and OGM Technical Institute Pty Ltd. NaSAH is part of the Nasser S. Al Hajri Corporation (www.alhajricorporation.com) in the Middle East with 65,000 employees.
Prior to joining NaSAH, Mr Linford worked in senior Australian Government roles such as the Senior Trade & Investment Commissioner South Asia and as Consul General and Senior Trade & Investment Commissioner Middle East and North Africa.
As Senior Trade & Investment Commissioner for the South Asia region Mr Linford was responsible for the management of Austrade offices in 16 locations covering 9 countries.
The New Delhi post is the central point for management of the South Asia network. Austrade office locations in the South Asia region include New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Chandigarh, Pune, Ahmedabad, Kochi, (India), Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi (Pakistan), Colombo (Sri Lanka), Dhaka (Bangladesh).
As Consul General and Senior Trade & Investment Commissioner Middle East and North Africa Mr Linford was responsible for the management of Austrade offices in 15 locations covering 26 countries from Morocco in North Africa, to Iran in the Gulf region. The Dubai post & Consulate General is the central point for management of the MENA network and works as a gateway post for Australian companies to visit the region, and to subsequently migrate through the region matching opportunities generated. Austrade office locations in the MENA region include Tripoli (Libya), Istanbul (Turkey), Cairo, (Egypt) Beirut, (Lebanon) Amman & Baghdad (Jordan), Kuwait, Riyadh & Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), Bahrain, Doha (Qatar), Dubai & Abu Dhabi (UAE), Muscat (Oman) and Tehran (Iran).