Andrew was born in Johannesburg and, after matriculating at St John's, he elected to plunge straight into the business world while completing his BComm in both Business Management and Industrial Psychology through the University of South Africa. He spent two years at a leading bank in South Africa where he was involved in the implementation of the new labour legislation that was rolled out in 1997, as well as managerial training. He followed this with a stint at a computer-based training company where he assisted in the development of learning centres for major South African corporations. In 2000 he indulged his passion for books by entering into a partnership in a bookshop. Over the next five years, he drove the development of that shop into a successful chain of six. In 2005 he re-entered the corporate world by forming his own consultancy, specialising in providing financial and human resource services for SMME’s, as well as growth management for medium corporates. The natural extension of this work into developing his clients led to Andrew opening Acacia Training, a learning and development consultancy, specialising in Financial and Human Resource training. Andrew has a special affinity with the Veterinary industry, consulting widely to Vet Practices and other stakeholders, as well as lecturing on various aspects of business at Onderstepoort, and conducting webinars on specific areas of HR and Finance. As well as training in Europe and all over Africa, Andrew has lectured on Strategic Human Resource Development at a post-graduate level at Wits Business School.