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Curriculum Vitae
Andrew Canion BCom GAICD


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.

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

Employment

  • 2012 - Present (2018)

    Business Adviser, Entrepreneurs' Programme

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    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.

    Achievements

    • 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.

    Attributes

    • Communication and stakeholder engagement
    • Interpretation of business performance
    • Financial analysis
    • Report writing
  • 2010 - 2012

    Manager, Small Enterprise Network

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

    Achievements

    • 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.

    Attributes

    • Media representation
    • Sales and marketing
    • Management and leadership
  • 2007 - 2010

    Senior Policy Adviser

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

    Achievements

    • 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.

    Attributes

    • Communication and stakeholder engagement
    • Research and policy development
  • 2006 - 2007

    Senior Policy Adviser

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    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.

  • 2000 - 2006

    Financial Controller

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    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.

  • 1999 - 2000

    Financial Analyst

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    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.

Directorships

  • 2015 - Present (2018)

    Non-Executive Director & Treasurer

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  • 1999 - 2000

    Member Representative, CBH Super Fund

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Education

  • 2014

    Graduate, AICD

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  • 2011

    Alumni, Cranlana Programme Colloquium

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  • 2005

    Advanced Diploma, Leadership & Management

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  • 1998

    Bachelor of Commerce (Economics & Commercial Law)

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