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Andrew was born and raised in the UK, beginning his career as an actor in England before immigrating to Sydney to tread the boards with the Old Tote Theatre Company.

To support his then $60 a week wage, the struggling thespian decided to open a restaurant in Woolloomooloo with a mate, borrowing $5,000 via two credit cards for his share of the business.

Eighteen months later Andrew exited the restaurant trade, selling the business for a tidy sum, and headed to Europe with his wife, Andrea. He maintains those 19-hour days were the hardest he has ever worked.

After working in human resources in the construction and oil sectors throughout Europe and the UK, the pair returned to Australia where Andrew co-founded Morgan & Banks with Geoff Morgan in 1985.

The company became the dominant force in the recruitment industry in Australia and Asia. It went public in 1995, growing its revenue to more than $800 million a year before merging with TMP/Monster.com in 1999.

After the merger, Andrew spent three years with TMP in New York as Global Director, during which time he was responsible for more than 50 acquisitions and 4,500 staff operating in 32 countries.

In 2004, Andrew launched Talent2 International, which focuses on HR outsourcing and executive search and selection. The company now employs more than 1,600 professionals in 20 countries. Andrew sold his equity in 2014.

In February 2017, Andrew joined QDOOZ (formerly MyMentor) as an Advisory Board Member. QDOOZ is the on-demand destination channel for leader insight and crowdsourced advice on how to get ahead.

Andrew now focuses on general investing; working in film and television production through Lila 9th; and being a shareholder/advisor in other diverse businesses including the leading US online children’s learning platform, ABCmouse.com.

After splitting his time between the US and Australia, Andrew has recently moved back to Sydney. Andrew is a proud father and grandfather and has been happily married to Andrea for over 40 years.

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