Andrew worked for many years for a wide variety of companies including the State Transport Authority, Hyatt Hotels, Laserex Technologies, Australia Post, Origin Energy, Santos, and Ingenia; predominately in senior commercial leadership roles. After helping those companies become successful, Andrew decided it was time to open his own Advisory Business. Over those 25 years Andrew has been exposed to, and has been involved in a wide variety of issues and challenges both internally and externally. What has stood out the most is the need to deal with Change and how to then take the next steps to tackle what is taking place. Andrew has mastered this skill.
Andrew’s commercial success is evident over many years, he was a major contributor involved in securing the first ever multi-site South Australian Government electricity contract worth over $40m for Origin. In 2003 Andrew was the lead negotiator for the first ever multi-site South Australian Government Gas Contract in 2005 worth $15m for Origin. While Andrew was at Santos in 2010 he secured a new business $100m gas contract, an achievement unprecedented in the Cooper Basin regarding a new customer being secured. In 2012, as GM for Ingenia, he turned Ingenia’s performance around within a 12 month period, doubling both turnover and staff numbers, while introducing new services, increasing profits and introducing a new performance culture that staff and clients loved. In 2013 Ingenia was a finalist in the Fast Movers SA awards. Finalists were recognized as the most innovative, smart, and fastest growing enterprises for their sectors.
Andrew has spent his life educating himself and preparing for the next challenge that will come his way. He went back to University as a mature age student to obtain his Bachelor of Business majoring in Marketing and later on while working full time embarked on an MBA over four years. Both of these qualifications were successfully completed at the University of South Australia. Along the way Andrew has undertaken an executive program at Mt Eliza; Melbourne University, and an emerging leadership program at the University of Canberra. He has completed several coaching, public speaking and expert level sales and negotiation training programs. Andrew is a certified Executive Coach, a certified NLP Practitioner, an accredited expert level Harrison Assessor and also Mindshop Accredited Facilitator.