“Those who succeed not only
have a clear sense of what they are about and are relentless in
pursuing their goals, they also build teams of involved and
motivated people to leverage their own capabilities.”
A common thread in Andrew’s career has been his ability to
re-create businesses to ensure their survival and success in an
With more than 40
years’ experience as a business leader in a broad range of
manufacturing and distribution industries, Andrew has been a
driving force in reinventing some of Australia’s best known
brands, including Victa Lawncare, Rheem and Hoover.
Andrew’s experience includes Chief Executive of Victa Lawncare,
General Manager of Rheem’s water heater business and Managing
Director of Carrier Air Conditioning’s South Pacific operations,
all with a particular focus on achieving business turnaround and
significant cultural change.
At Victa Andrew drove a refocus on modernising Victa’s product
line, achieving an Australian Design Award in 2004 for the Victa
Razor lawnmower. Andrew was proud to achieve zero staff turnover
in the five years following Victa’s relocation to new premises,
almost unheard of in the manufacturing sector. As General
Manager of Rheem’s water heater business Andrew developed and
implemented an innovative strategy to address technological
changes in the market, overcome complacency and ensure Rheem’s
survival as the market leader.
Andrew says the challenge of re-creating companies requires a
quick appreciation of the whole business environment, thorough
analysis, coupled with flexibility and innovation in developing
strategies and solutions. It’s this enquiring mind and extensive
experience Andrew brings to his coaching. He believes
coaching offers clients the opportunity to develop new
capabilities and hone existing skills to enable a fresh attack
on previously intractable issues and tackle new challenges with
Andrew draws on his creativity, empathy, energy and diagnostic
skills to help his clients take on challenges that may seem
daunting, and succeed.
Andrew is a member of the New South Wales Manufacturing Council
and has served on the boards of the Australian Gas Association
and the Federal Government Enterprise Connect Board.
Married to Libby, Andrew enjoys sailing, surfing and the odd
game of poorly executed tennis. He and Libby enjoy travel with
friends and spending time with their adult sons and growing
tribe of grandchildren.