Chair since: 2013
Group: TECR 209
‘I am a passionate TEC advocate having gained my experience from being a 6-year member of the TECR 209 and now the same group’s chair in the third year of tenure. TEC brings a wonderful mix of personal and business development; members become better leaders with greater confidence and decision-making but they also become better people who can share vulnerability in a safe environment.’
Andrew has extensive experience of engaging with family and private business owners and is currently a Partner with nem Australasia providing specialised advisory work to a broad variety of clients.
In this role his key areas of focus are:
– Business review, strategic planning and change management
– New market development and client research
– Business development and stakeholder relationship and management
– Management and team mentoring and leadership development
– Chairing and managing regular Board of Management meetings
– Business and Management succession planning
Andrew has initiated, facilitated and presented at numerous national and international training and leadership workshops/conferences. He has also lead and managed strategic and operational planning, staff/ team recruitment, business and sales development, all with Board reporting and accountability, as part of his leadership of a large national network of leading fruit companies.
Andrew’s key strengths as identified by peers: self-motivated, strategic thinker, project initiator and deliverer, managing complexity, communicator and facilitator, collaborator and team player (e.g. with Board and network), able to adapt quickly to changing circumstances, ability to sell a product and a concept, approachable.
TECR 209 contains a very broad mix of business owners and CEOs. We have the young and the not so young along with some welcome gender diversity. We make the most of our time together by actively processing our member issues often working in groups with a strong sense of support and quiet accountability. The business turnover of our group varies from $1M to over $30M. Our group is strongly focused on ensuring a strong fit into our supportive culture where everyone’s view counts and all achievements are recognised. New members can expect a broad diversity of experience from which to learn and an environment, which focuses on constant improvement and challenge.
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