Andrew graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) in 1983.
Andrew has been the Managing Director of West End Mining & Consulting Limited (a boutique marketing consultancy assisting small mining companies) since 2014. He is also a Non-Executive Director of ASX-listed companies Rimfire Pacific Mining NL and Aeon Metals Limited.
Andrew has 35 years of experience in the mining industry, including senior roles in business development and strategy with Xstrata Queensland Limited, Pechiney World Trade (USA) Inc., BHP Billiton and Minera Escondida Ltda in Chile.
At Xstrata Queensland Limited (between 2005 to 2011), Andrew was Executive General Manager Business Development and Strategy. During this time, Andrew participated in many major projects, including the sale of El Moro ($465 million), the acquisition of Mr Margaret ($175 million), the Agua Rica option agreement and the acquisition of Tintaya Mine and Antapaccay Project ($750 million).