Trusted adviser on communicating in the age of climate change and the renewable energy revolution.
Andrew has over 20 years of senior marketing, communications, public affairs, sustainability and general management experience in high profile global environments. He helps organisations improve their brand, reputation, relationships, employee engagement, financial performance and sustainability. He specialises in the new business environment – the age of climate change, the renewable energy revolution and stronger consumer preference for sustainability, conservation and social enterprise.
Andrew’s extensive, practical and current experience has been gained as a trusted member of private and public sector executive management teams and as an adviser to boards, senior executives and leaders of government globally. Andrew has worked in, with and for a variety of industries including finance services and payments; tourism and travel; major events and sport; broadcasting and journalism; government and politics, management consulting and industry associations.
Andrew has broad experience across all marketing, communications and corporate affairs disciplines including strategy and operations; brand management; marketing services; consumer, client, industry and internal communications and relations; research; traditional, social and online media; issues, incident and crisis communications and management; corporate events, government and regulatory affairs and, sponsorship.
Andrew has spent much of his career working on the global stage in sports and major event management. During his career, Andrew has worked in senior roles as an organiser, sponsor, consultant and journalist on events such as the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, FIFA World Cup, Rugby World Cup, NFL, MLB and A-League. Andrew had a close association with Sydney’s staging of the Olympic Games – being the PR Manager for the bid team and other senior roles over the following seven years. Andrew also spent time as the global head of Visa’s brand and sponsorship communication program based at the company’s headquarters in San Francisco.
Andrew has a Master of Business and Technology and a Master of Environmental Management from the University of New South Wales, providing important skills in climate change and sustainability – the two biggest issues facing business, government and the community in the decades ahead.
In 2014, Andrew met and trained with Al Gore, the former Vice President of the United States of America, who inspired him to get involved in action on climate change. Andrew is now one of the leading experts in Australia on climate change communication and its impact on business reputation, brands and consumers.
These days, from Sydney and Bellingen on NSW North Coast, Andrew splits his time between consulting on sports and major events; consulting on brand, reputation and communications associated with climate change and sustainability, and, advocacy on progressive issues in community and political forums.
ENDS – Updated 23 July 2017