BACKGROUND Business adviser, former CEO and past humanitarian aid worker, Andrew MacLeod (Ba/LLB (Tas), LLM (Soton), GDip International Law (Melb), GAICD) is an accomplished team builder and leader.
MacLeod brings a practical, experienced assessment of sovereign and community risks attached to prospective or actual projects, particularly in developing economies. Such links result in more accurate asset valuations in major transactions and will lead to asset protection strategies through true community partnership.
MacLeod is a Non Executive Director of New York based Cornerstone Capital, an advisor to Gane Energy Australia, Partners in Performance International, Homestrings PLC and Critical Resource (UK), Back Pack Bewds USA, is an Affiliate Senior Associate to the Center for Strategic International Studies in Washington DC, sits on the Sustainable Accounting Advisory Board, and advises numerous charities. He maintains a Commission as an Australian Army Officer (reserve).
He was previously General Manager Community, Communications and External Relations for Rio Tinto (Copper), CEO of the Committee for Melbourne, member of the Steering Committee of the World Economic Forum ‘Future of Civil Society’ project, Kings College Humanitarian Futures project, a high level UN official responsible for coordination of massive humanitarian operations and a Delegate of the International Committee of the Red Cross.
For the UN MacLeod’s work included Chief of Operations for the 2005 South Asian Earthquake relief and reconstruction operation, spending 2 ½ years between Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran. MacLeod ensured smooth integration between foreign aid operations and areas under Pakistan military and non-military control. For the International Committee of the Red Cross MacLeod undertook similar roles in Rwanda and former Yugoslavia during the 1990’s
AUTHOR AND COMMUNICATOR
MacLeod is the author of ‘A Life Half Lived’ published by New Holland Press. He is a sought after speaker on the speaking circuit and an experienced and competent commentator in the electronic and print media.
Andrew received the Humanitarian Overseas Service Medal by Australia for work in the Balkans and was awarded a second time for work in Rwanda. He received the Australian Defence Medal for service as an officer in the Australian Infantry. He was awarded the Silver Medal for Humanity from the Montenegrin Red Cross and was recognised by the Australian Government for his work in East Timor. MacLeod received the 2014 University of Tasmania Foundation distinguished Graduate Award and the 2008 Australian Davos Connection Leadership Award.
MacLeod was also a world-‐class swimmer having won a silver medal for the 200 meters Butterfly at the 2002 World Masters Games. He regularly volunteered to help national swimming teams in the developing countries.