Executive Director And CEO
Andrew joined the Insurance Council of Australia in September 2020 from the Commonwealth Bank, where he served as Executive General Manager, Corporate Affairs, for seven years. At CBA he was responsible for the management of CBA’s corporate reputation, public affairs and sustainability.
He was previously Director of Corporate and Public Affairs for Woolworths Limited for six years, overseeing a similar portfolio and participating as a member of the Management Board.
Andrew’s professional career started as a journalist in regional New South Wales in 1994, before moving to Canberra in 1996 where he worked in federal politics for 10 years as a ministerial media advisor. From 2001 to 2007 he was the Federal Director of the Nationals, leading the party as campaign director for federal elections.
His expertise in the corporate affairs profession has been recognised with admission to the Arthur W. Page Society, recognition in the International Top 50 Corporate Affairs Professionals (Salt & Shein 2014) and in the inaugural award of Top 50 Outstanding LGBTI Leaders in Australia (Deloitte 2016) for his work in leadership roles, diversity and on the Board of Equality Australia for the marriage equality campaign.
He has extensive experience in governance, both in the corporate and not-for-profit sectors. He serves on the boards of Rural Aid and The Avner Pancreatic Cancer Foundation.
Meet the Team
Aparna Reddy joined the ICA’s regulatory policy team in November 2019 and was appointed head of the directorate in December 2020. She has a wealth of experience in policy and regulatory roles within the federal government. Aparna has worked with ministers, senior executives and industry stakeholders, and has led reforms from policy conception to delivery.
She has extensive knowledge of competition and consumer policy. She has managed and led consultation on critical and politically sensitive issues within key industries including undertaking the federal government’s audit of buildings for the use of combustible cladding, car retailing and food processing.
Aparna has a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the Australian National University.