Mr Andrew Baxter


APL Chair

Mr Baxter is the Chair of Tjapukai, Chair of Commtract, as well as a Senior Advisor at KMPG, a Senior Advisor at BGH Capital and the Adjunct Professor of Marketing at the University of Sydney.  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 a Non-Executive Director of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and on the Board of the NBL.  Furthermore, Mr Baxter has had previous Board roles at the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation (chair), Deakin Business School (Chair), Catch Group, The Song Room (Chair), Melbourne Aces (Chair), CC Media (a 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 has been named as one of LinkedIn’s Top 40 Australian influencers, recognised by Campaign magazine as one of the Top 5 Agency Leaders in Australia and New Zealand, and the winner of 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 a member of the Market Development Committee and the People and Culture Committee.