Andrew is an experienced government affairs professional with over 20 years' experience working in senior levels across Australia's public and private sectors, and currently serves as Thailand's Honorary Consul-General for Queensland.
Andrew served as a senior political adviser for eight years of the life of the John Howard led Coalition Government, including a lengthy stint as a political adviser to Australia's longest serving Foreign Minister, the Hon. Alexander Downer MP where he held responsibility for consular affairs, passports and parliamentary/legislative matters.
Following his time working in federal politics, Andrew provided strategic advisory services to Queensland's leading private sector entities across construction, gaming, mining, professional services and agriculture sectors before joining the highly regarded Queensland Government owned QIC (Queensland Investment Corporation) as its inaugural Head of External Affairs. He continues to advise QIC on government relations matters across their Global Infrastructure and Global Real Estate divisions.
In 2016, Andrew was appointed Thailand's Honorary Consul-General for Queensland and in this capacity works closely alongside large private sector entities on Queensland-Thailand investment and trade matters. He has a deep appreciation of geo-political affairs and Australia's relationship with ASEAN nations.
Andrew retains trusted relationships with some of Australia's most senior elected representatives and public officials across Federal, State and local governments and has a unique understanding of how government in Australia functions and how to attain positive outcomes for his clients.
He also operates a number of family-held businesses in the hospitality sector and understands intimately the challenges many SMEs face.