Chair since: 2013
Group: TEC 3
Andrew has had many years of versatile business leadership and multinational commercial experience. He has been successful in optimising business and team potentials, whilst achieving goals, and delivering the highest standards in tough differing economic times and markets.
Andrew was originally from a finance background and has held senior finance roles with a diverse range of companies such as:
- Readers Digest
- Repco Engine Parts Group
- Amco Jeans
- Oppenheimers (Smallgoods and contract manufacturer of vitamins, supplements etc)
- Textile Industries (known for brands such as Sheridan, Actil), and
- Alberto Culver Asia-Pacific (a Fortune 500 FMCG organisation best known for the VO5 haircare range)
His management roles include positions as Managing Director – Aust / NZ for Alberto Culver before being promoted to the role of Vice President with responsibility for all Asia-Pacific markets, including China. During this time he took VO5 to #3 player in local markets from outside top 10, behind industry giants Proctor & Gamble and Unilever. He also held the position of Managing Director Aust / NZ for Sabre Corporation – a major player in the professional hair and beauty markets.
Andrew has also been a business owner having owned an FMCG distribution company – subsequently sold to Henkel, the European FMCG giant; furniture retail stores; hair and beauty wholesalers & cash n carry stores; and a professional services business specialising in business refinancing and restructuring.
His experience covers FMCG (mainly hair, skin and beauty), textiles, publishing, contract manufacturing, plus retail and wholesale market segments. Many of the organisations Andrew has worked for have had significant manufacturing operations.
He has also consulted to organisations within retail, wholesale, FMCG and contract manufacturing.