Andrew began his career as a Chartered Accountant before moving into investment banking. He has worked on the origination, structuring and implementation of structured finance transactions abroad and in Australia from 1994 to 2005.
Andrew then worked with a boutique asset management company in Sydney as Portfolio Manager managing third party funds in portfolios of structured credit funds as well as developing and executing Principal Protected investment products. Andrew gained valuable experience in raising capital from Institutional and High Net Worth Investors during this period.
Andrew has since consulted at a strategic level to a start up fund manager and consulted in lean thinking including combining and developing Lean and Green capabilities to measure and reduce Carbon Footprint, and assisting lean thinking clients implement lean accounting systems.
Andrew co-founded a corporate advisory business, Polaris Capital in 2009. Andrew has advised and led a number of capital raising for clients of Polaris Capital.
Andrew and his business partner, Grant Forsdick have a keen interest in sustainability and food security, which has led to the purchase of an Australian invented technology in the Agriculture industry. The engineering technology is patented around the globe and has proven to increase germination rates of crops by up to 40%, resulting in a greater yield at harvest.
Andrew and Grant’s vision for this equipment includes “smartening” it up and connecting it to the Internet of Things (IoT) and providing the missing data set at the time of planting seed for broad acre crops.