Book – All Quiet on the Western Front (Erich Maria Remarque)
Band – Muse
Place – The Flinders Ranges
Food – Slow-cooked Lamb Shoulder
Drink – A big jammy McLaren Vale Shiraz
Movie – The Shawshank Redemption
Animal – Arnold the Hungarian Viszla
Superhero – Dangermouse
Andy has multi-cultural experience in partnering with senior leaders to develop the culture and the leadership mindset required to execute strategy. Originally from the UK but residing in Australia, Andy is multilingual and holds an MBA from Melbourne Business School.
During his 30-year career he has balanced “doing” leadership – on operations in the British Army, and as a senior executive in a Big 4 consulting firm – with sharing his leadership experience and expertise as a consultant, facilitator and accredited executive and team coach. He has experience across many industries, including engineering, oil and gas, mining, defence, technology and financial services. His expertise is in working across client organisations’ leadership systems to achieve alignment to cultural and strategic needs – with a firm focus on developing mindset and the capacity to be comfortable with ambiguity.
In that context he has designed and delivered leadership and culture change programs, specialising over the last 15 years in working with senior executives in technical disciplines. In recent years he has developed his coaching focus beyond individuals to helping senior teams make a bigger systemic impact with their stakeholders. He sees this as a ticket to play in achieving culture change across the fast-moving and fragmented nature of operating environments.
Originally from the UK, Andy lives in Adelaide with his wife Melissa who teaches and 3 boys all in secondary school. Known for occasionally drawing on his military experience to illuminate leadership concepts, he’s often struck by the uncanny enduring resonance of “No plan survives contact with the enemy”, “Try to look unimportant they may be low on ammo” and “Never share a foxhole with a brave man”.