Communications Business Partner, St John New Zealand - Auckland, New Zealand
- Master of Business Administration
- Bachelor of Science - Microbiology/Immunology
Andrew is Communications Business Partner for St John New Zealand.
He helps set the overall communications strategy for St John, working closely with their executive leadership team to deliver clear, consistent and unified messaging for key strategic projects and media issues, including St John's response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Prior to that, Andrew had worked as a sales and marketing senior manager for a number of globally recognised companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare, and AstraZeneca.
Married with a young daughter, Andrew decided to take on the Waikato MBA when he was working as the New Zealand Country Manager for ZOLL Medical, a company that manufacturers a range of cardiac defibrillators and monitors.
“The programme was engaging and challenging. I particularly liked the paper where we were able to consult to AgResearch. The team management skills I learned have helped me to motivate and develop staff in my current role and keep projects on track.”
Andrew says his MBA gave him a new repertoire of resources to call on and inspired his passion for seeking new ways to solve problems.
“I read and seek a lot more knowledge from a wider range of sources that I did before the course,” he says.
“I also met some great people who I remain in contact with, and some of my fellow participants have facilitated excellent opportunities to grow personally and professionally.
Earlier in his career Andrew worked as a territory sales manager at AstraZeneca for five years in the Waikato/Bay of Plenty region, where he honed his customer relationship, sales and presentation skills as well as getting an understanding of marketing activities.