Chairman, CEO and Non-Executive Director
After successfully leading large professional services firms for the past 11 years, Andrew Baxter recently become the Senior Advisor at KPMG's entrepreneurial Customer, Brand & Marketing Advisory business. Prior to this he was the Chairman of Publicis Communications, one of the country's largest groups of communication and marketing businesses.
In addition, Andrew holds a number of prominent Board roles. He is Chair of Deakin Business School and the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation. Plus he sits on the Boards of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and Australia Pork, and the Advisory Board of the NBL.
After Andrew joined Publicis in 2014, it grew significantly, becoming a sought after partner for companies requiring expertise in Marketing, Digital Transformation, Branding, Brand Reputation, Creativity, Data, Customer Experience, and China Cross-Border.
Prior to Publicis, Andrew was CEO of Ogilvy Australia for three years. He led the group through its most successful period that saw the creation of some of Australia’s most visible brand communications campaigns including Rhonda & Ketut for AAMI and Share a Coke for Coca-Cola.
In his career, Andrew has been a trusted counsel to many of Australia’s largest companies and brands, as well as the NSW, Victorian, Queensland, Northern Territory and the New Zealand and Australian Federal Governments.
Andrew is also a keen writer on the big issues that are shaping the marketing communications industry and he is a regular columnist for News Limited’s publication The Deal, which is incorporated within The Australian.
He is 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.