Andrew Blyth, Principal
MA (International Relations),
BA, DipMgmt, GAICD, AIMM
2012 Fulbright Professional
Australia-US Alliance Studies Scholar
Andrew’s successful career spans politics, policy, advocacy
and communication. He has held numerous roles ranging from ministerial policy adviser to chief-of-staff, chief executive, company secretary, chairman and company director.
Andrew has a special interest and proven track record influencing government policy reform in the areas of energy, environment, resources, employment, welfare reform, communications and sport.
Andrew has been awarded the 2012 Fulbright Professional Australia-US Alliance Studies Scholarship to research policy incentives to accelerate private sector investment in electricity in developing nations.
As Senior Policy Advisor to the Hon Ian Macfarlane from 2002-2004, Andrew provided an effective senior level contribution to the development of the national energy white paper, Securing Our Energy Future and negotiated the passage of significant energy legislation, including the Australian Energy Market Act 2004, Trade Practices (Australian Energy Market) Act 2004,
and Snowy Hydro Corporatisation Act 2003.
Following this role, Andrew became Chief of Staff to the Hon Kevin Andrews MP from 2004-2006 where he developed and managed two offices and 18 staff. Andrew effectively managed the Cabinet, parliamentary and budget processes, as well
as various communication materials, such as policy briefing material and support to the Prime Minister’s Office and members of the backbench.
Industry & advisory
Following his career in politics and more recently, Andrew served as Chief Executive of the Energy Networks Association (ENA) from 2006-2011. ENA is the national representative body for Australia’s $60billion energy network sector, representing the interests of 25 member companies through advocacy of national energy policy development.
As Chief Executive, Andrew implemented communication
and government relations strategies resulting in the continued efficient delivery of energy to customers. He also expanded
the ENA’s membership base, forged the company into a sound financial position, doubled staff numbers, and built a reputation as the primary voice for complex national energy infrastructure issues in Australia. Andrew also served on a number of national and state policy working groups.
Now Principal at hartley blyth & associates, Andrew is committed to making a difference and assisting clients in the areas of government relations, business strategy, and communications. Andrew is also currently a director of AFL Canberra.