In 2021, Andrew became a member of Colin Biggers & Paisley's corporate and commercial team following the merger with Logie-Smith Lanyon Lawyers. With over four decades of experience, Andrew is a forward thinking commercial and corporate lawyer advising on complex domestic and international commercial transactions. He has a sharp focus on working with clients to define business goals and achieve outcomes.
Andrew stands out from his peers by possessing robust commercial skills, which he uses in managing the interplay between the corporate governance aspects of boards and director's duties and responsibilities. He holds multiple directorships and advisory board positions, where he serves as an 'independent director'. Andrew effectively balances the responsibilities of a board member and an adviser to C-suite executives, seamlessly integrating the roles of a trusted corporate advisor, mentor, and confidant.
Andrew is an effective communicator with an extensive business network. He is highly regarded by clients and peers who appreciate his approachable manner and innate understanding of the requirements of business. He is at ease in providing strategic advice to business involving corporate governance and fund raising (Corporations Act and ASX listings), mergers and acquisitions and the Federal Government contracts sector. Andrew's professional industry sector experience covers real estate, logistics, media, defence, manufacturing and primary industries.
Andrew was admitted to practice in 1981 and is a Graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Economics.
In 2022, Andrew was listed in Doyle's Guide as a leading Commercial & Business Lawyer.
Andrew's board roles include:
Chairman of the Board – WTFN Group
Chairman of the Board – National Trust of Australia (Victoria)
Non-Executive Director – Real Estate Agent Select Limited