APL Chair, Specialist Director


Mr Baxter is a Non-Executive Director of GrowthOps, BirdDog (ASX), Foresters Financial, Nettlefold and Hypetap as well as a Senior Advisor at BGH Capital and the Adjunct Professor of Marketing at the University of Sydney. He has also been the Senior Advisor to KPMG’s Customer, Brand and Marketing Advisory business.

Prior to this, he successfully led major professional services firms for over a decade — as the CEO of two of the country’s largest communications agencies, Publicis and Ogilvy, where he was a trusted counsel to many of Australia’s most iconic brands, as well as State and Federal Governments.

Mr Baxter is also the Deputy Chair of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, and a Non-Executive Director of both OzHarvest and The Queen’s Fund. Furthermore, Mr Baxter has had previous Board roles at the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation (Chair), Deakin Business School (Chair), University of Sydney Business School, Catch Group, NBL, Tjapukai (Chair), The Song Room (Chair), Melbourne Aces (Chair), CC Media (an HT&E company) and the Communications Council.

Andrew regularly writes in The Australian about the future of marketing, in a world where both consumers and technology are ever-evolving. He is also the Co-Host of The Marketing Commute podcast, has been named as one of LinkedIn’s Top 40 Australian influencers, and was the winner of the Australian Marketing Institute’s Sir Charles McGrath Award for his significant contribution to the field of marketing.

In his role on the APL Board, Mr Baxter is the Board Chair and Chair of the APL Nominations & Remuneration Committee and the APL Industry Marketing Committee and is a member of the APL People and Culture Committee.