Mr Andrew Baxter
B.Bus (Mktg), FAMI, FAICD
Mr Baxter has successfully led major professional services firms for the past 11 years, most recently as the Chairman of Publicis Communications, one of the largest communications agency groups in the country. Mr Baxter also has over 30 combined years of Non-Executive Director experience. He is the Chairman of Tjapukai and the Chairman of the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation. Mr Baxter also sits on the Board of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and the Advisory Board of the NBL.
He is a Senior Advisor to both KPMG and BGH Capital, and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Sydney Business School. Over two decades at Publicis, Ogilvy and Y&R, he worked with the executive teams of many of Australia’s largest companies and brands, as well as the State and Federal Governments. His previous role as CEO of Ogilvy Australia saw the agency create AAMI’s “Rhonda and Ketut” and Coca-Cola’s “Share a Coke” campaigns.
Mr Baxter regularly writes about the future of marketing as The Australian’s marketing columnist. He has been named as one of LinkedIn’s Top 40 Australian influencers and the winner of the Australian Marketing Institute’s Sir Charles McGrath Award for his significant contribution to the field of marketing.
In his role as Chair on the APL Board, Mr Baxter is a member of the Market Development Committee and the Quality Assurance and Animal Welfare Committee.