Andrew Baxter ('85)
Prior to taking charge of Publicis Worldwide Australia 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 worked with many of Australia’s largest companies and brands, including MYER, Wesfarmers, BMW, Australia Post, CUB, AAMI, KFC, Qantas, Kimberly Clark, Puma, Colgate-Palmolive, News Limited, OPSM, Lion Nathan, BP, Nintendo, Nestle, Cadbury, Kraft, Treasury Wine Estates, Garnier, Shell, Toll, Sanofi, Citibank, H&R Block, Jim Beam, Converse & Westpac, as well as the NSW, Victorian, Queensland, Northern Territory and Federal Governments.
Andrew is also a keen writer on the big issues that are shaping the marketing communications industry and he is a regular business columnist for News Limited’s publication The Deal, which is incorporated within The Australian.
In his spare time Andrew is focused on his family life, helping to raise two children. He is also Chair of The Song Room, a national not-for-profit organisation that brightens the futures of Australia’s most disadvantaged children with music and arts programs. And is on the Boards of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation as well as the Communications Council.