Andrew Pickford works between Perth, Australia and Mont-Tremblant, Canada in the areas of strategy, economic analysis and natural resources with a range of organisations, both private and public. He has particular expertise with electricity utilities, commodity trends, industry-driven applied research and the reform and transformation of businesses and governments during periods of turbulence. Andrew maintains a mix of appointments and engagements in both Australia and North America, working with decision makers in corporate, government, academic and civil society settings.
His initial training within KPMG in internal audit and risk management results in an understanding of business and management realities. From traversing grand strategy to long-term economic trends, he has been fortunate to work with some of the world’s most distinguished strategists and experienced company directors. This background and experience produce insights and advice which are easily understood and actioned by directors, government ministers and CEOs, while at the same time maintaining a deep and unique approach to rigorous analysis. As the author of a range of books, monographs and articles, Andrew has written and commentated on a range of issues from agricultural and energy markets to Asian economic trends and the impact of elections on business conditions.
Mr Pickford was the inaugural Managing Director of ISSA Indo-Pacific and has sat on a number of Australian boards. He was a Board Advisor to Horizon Power, a State Government-owned corporation responsible for generating, procuring, distributing and retailing electricity supplies which provides power to approximately 100,000 residents and 10,000 businesses, including major industry, across regional and remote Western Australia. Until late-2013, Andrew Pickford was a Board member of the Australia Day WA where he was also chair of the strategic-planning sub-committee. In this role, he helped formulate a new strategic plan and led the process for recruiting a new Chief Executive Officer. In 2011, Mr Pickford was selected to attend the prestigious US Government’s International Visitor and Leadership program entitled “US Foreign Policy and Energy Security”. In 2012, he was invited to participate in the Australia India Dialogue in India for his expertise in the electricity sector.