Andrew Stevens – AMGC

Andrew Stevens – AMGC

Andrew Stevens – AMGC

Chair of Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre Ltd | Director of Stockland Group Limited, MYOB Group Limited, Thorn Group Limited, the Greater Western Sydney GIANTS AFL Club, and CEDA |

Andrew is the Chair of Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre Ltd, a Director of Stockland Group Limited, MYOB Group Limited, Thorn Group Australia Limited, the Greater Western Sydney GIANTS AFL Club, and CEDA. He is a member of the Advisory Executive of the UNSW School of Business.

Andrew is a member the Male Champions of Change, a group of CEOs and Company Directors working to make gender equality a reality. He is also a member of the Chief of the Australian Defence Force’s Gender Equality Advisory Board. Andrew was formerly the Managing Director of IBM Australia and New Zealand.

Andrew graduated in Commerce from UNSW and started his career at Price Waterhouse in 1981 and progressed to manage the Asia Pacific consulting practice. With the merger with Coopers and Lybrand, Andrew returned from Singapore to manage the integration of the Australian and New Zealand management consulting practices.

Andrew joined IBM in 2002 when the company acquired PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting. In 2009, after leading IBM’s Global Business Services (GBS) in Asia Pacific, Andrew was appointed Managing Partner, Growth Markets, where he was responsible for the performance of the operations in Asia Pacific, Latin America, Central Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

He is a Fellow Chartered Accountant and lives in Sydney with his wife Philippa.

 

Andrew will be speaking about:

Gender Diversity and Inclusion in Tech

Andrew Stevens speaks about engaging men in Gender Diversity and Inclusion in Tech. Being a Male Champion of Change, he shares the history, progress and significance behind the initiative and how companies who would ordinarily be competitors would get together and collaborate on the Male Champions of Change. He also identifies the number one issue in gender diversity and inclusion in tech and how it can be solved based on his previous experience with IBM. Lastly, he explains how having an environment better for women will introduce the additional benefit in terms of inclusiveness for people of different race, religions, genders and backgrounds.