Andrew has extensive experience creating, directing and managing large-scale events throughout the world. In an extensive career that commenced in Melbourne in the late 1970s, Andrew has been continuously employed in the arts. He has worked for major performing arts companies, toured with international stars and directed hundreds of productions and events. In 1988 he established Accolade Event Management as a vehicle to produce and manage many and varied projects. He was the technical director for Australian Pavilions at three world expos and directed Sydney’s Australia Day Spectacular for fourteen years. He directed the London Millennium Celebrations and in 2001 was Creative Director of the widely acclaimed Centennial Ceremony for Australia’s Centenary of Federation.
In 2003 Andrew was Director of Ceremonies for Rugby World Cup and conceived and directed the Opening and Closing Ceremonies and pre-match anthem segments. In the following year Andrew was the Executive Producer of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games and Executive Producer and Creative Director of the opening and closing ceremonies of the Melbourne Commonwealth Games 2006. Andrew was invited back to Greece in 2011 to produce the Opening and Closing Ceremonies for the Athens Special Olympic Games. In 2013 Andrew was appointed to create a new major event for Melbourne as Artistic Director and CEO of White Night Melbourne, a position he held for four consecutive years. He has recently been appointed to further develop the Nightly Sound and Light Show at Australia’s foremost outdoor museum, Sovereign Hill.
Andrew was awarded the Centenary Medal in 2001 for contribution to Australian society and was appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the 2006 Queens Birthday honours.