Conference MC

Andrew Patterson

Andrew is a passionate business champion, an experienced speaker, MC and freelance business writer and correspondent.

Andrew has previously worked in media roles in New Zealand for the National Business Review and also Mediaworks as well as in Australia as part of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s continuous news network, ABC NewsRadio.

During the course of his media career Andrew has travelled to 55 countries and interviewed more than 1,000 business leaders and other high profile guests including authors Malcolm Gladwell and Simon Sinek, Nobel Peace Prize Winner Muhammad Yunus, New York Times columnist and author Thomas Friedman and renowned economic historian Niall Ferguson.

A voracious reader and a close observer of business and technology trends, Andrew can always be relied upon to be thought provoking and keep any audience fully engaged. He has a particular interest in disruptive innovation, technology, entrepreneurship, future trends, youth engagement, education and the future of work.

Completing a Master’s degree in Business Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Auckland Business School in 2014, an experience Andrew describes as “… a long overdue mental workout,” he also holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree majoring in Business Strategy and Economic History.