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Curriculum Vitae
Andrew Canion BCom GAICD

Andrew lives and works in Perth, Western Australia. He is married, with two children.

Andrew has a wide range of experience across business ownership, management and leadership, consulting, political engagement and advocacy.

Leveraging strong analytical traits with an ability to communicate and engage with stakeholders, Andrew seeks to build productive capacity in the teams and projects he works with and leads.

Andrew is highly productive, applying his strong knowledge of information technology, design thinking and process management.

Employment History

Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA
Business Adviser, Entrepreneurs' Programme
2012 - Present

Worked in partnership with the Federal Government's Department of Industry, Innovation and Science to deliver the Entrepreneurs' Programme, which incorporated the delivery of management consulting advice and support to help firms to achieve their objectives.

  • Worked directly with more than 100 firms across a range of industry sectors, to improve performance and profitability.
  • Built a strong knowledge of lean manufacturing and process improvement.
  • Presented national webinars and training sessions.
  • Communication and stakeholder engagement
  • Financial analysis
  • Report writing
Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA
Manager, WA Small Enterprise Network
2010 - 2012

Established a new business unit within CCI with a distinct brand designed to provide specific advocacy, networking and support for small business.

  • Built an entirely new sub-brand of CCI, focused on a specific business demographic.
  • Represented the voice of small business to media, politicians and parliamentary enquiries.
  • Created a new membership package tailored specifically to the needs of small business.
  • Media representation
  • Sales and marketing
  • Management and leadership
Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA
Senior Policy Adviser
2007 - 2010

Represented and advocated for the views of the business sector, across industry sectors including resources and energy, climate change and environment, transport and construction.

  • Engaged with a range of firms to reach a consensus view that could form the basis of an organisational policy position.
  • Represented the views of business to a number of Senate Committee hearings.
  • Communication and stakeholder engagement
  • Research and policy development
Department of Premier & Cabinet
Senior Policy Adviser
2006 - 2007

Managed the process of Questions on Notice and Question Time at Parliament House, ensuring that both questions and answers were managed, prepared and responded to as required. Provided policy support to the Premier. Seconded to work in the Office of the Minister for Planning and Infrastructure to provide policy advice with respect to climate change and sustainability.

CBH Group
Financial Controller
2000 - 2006

Oversaw the financial management and performance of 197 sites and 4 ports, representing an annual operating expenditure of close to $100m. Additionally I performed financial analysis and strategic assessments against a range of merger and acquisition targets. Led a project to review, improve and optimise the efficiency of logistics management and storage patterns across the entire network of grain storage sites.

Department of Transport
Financial Analyst
1999 - 2000

Inducted through the Department's Graduate program for the Group Finance Division, which saw me spend time working across various elements of the business including finance, asset management, and budgeting. Excelled in asset management which saw me seconded into a newly established Strategic Asset Management unit, tasked with identifying new and efficient methods of asset structuring.


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Midlas, Inc.
Non-Executive Director & Treasurer
2015 - Present
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CBH Superannuation Fund
Member Representative
2002 - 2005


Australian Institute of Company Directors Graduate
The Cranlana Programme Colloquium Alumni
The University of Western Australia Advanced Diploma, Leadership & Management
Curtin University Bachelor of Commerce, Economics & Law
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