Bio

Andrew

Andrew is Managing Director of For Blue, a social venture focused on growing ocean innovations, and co-founder of Meshpoints, growing WA as a more healthy, resilient community.

Andrew’s prior ventures include: Pollinators Inc, and CityHive (WA’s first and longest-running coworking space) Goodness Festival, Spark Challenge (UK) and is former Chair of StartupWA.

Through advocacy and commercial advisory he has been directly responsible for attracting more than $20 million investment into WA’s regional communities, social ventures and startup incubators and accelerators.

His practical track record as an innovator is backed by qualifications and publications on science, sustainability, governance and human development. Australian, United States and Swedish governments have also recognised Andrew’s leadership through awards and scholarships.

A common thread through all these activities is taking an entrepreneurial approach to growing cultures and economies that enable the healthy growth of individuals, economies and ecologies, simultaneously.

Andrew has an enduring affection for both silence and emptiness, and sharing songs and laughter with others in wild places….and especially around the ocean.

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Testimonials

“Andrew was on a design team developing training and organisational culture programmes for companies that want to reduce carbon emissions and energy use through behaviour change. He brought a real expertise in the area of climate change and organisational change and his commitment and drive ensured that the project was completed to a high degree of quality within a short timeframe.”

“When forming any course of action we frequently forget that humans have an natural resistance to change no matter how beneficial or logical it may seem. Andrew has a unique ability to reflect on the “human condition” , focus on the drivers that motivate people to act and linking both to solutions. I would recommend his services for any planning / engagement process to help maximise your outcomes.”

“Andrew was very attentive and professional with communicating and discussing the outcomes of my PRINT report. I gained a better understanding of my ‘best self’ and ‘shadow’ behaviours depending on whether my unconscious motivators are being satisfied. I now better understand my wants (i.e. how to fulfill my unconscious motivators) and I have begun seeking new positions which may better satisfy them”

“I really valued the consideration and mindfulness taken to ensure effective communication, and the efforts and consideration pre and post sessions. It is truly rewarding to work with someone that is adaptable and has a genuine desire to provide meaningful outcomes and impact. Our work together felt very collaborative and whilst sometimes I felt challenged, it was hugely rewarding and I continue to get benefit from the work we did together many months later”

“By discussing concepts I understand in other contexts, use intuitively or on an ad hoc basis, in a precise way relevant to my current work, I saved a heap of time, worry and working out from first principles. I can now just get on with it, with a view to larger partnerships, knowing they are, actually possible, even with the word ‘yoga’ in the title!”