A skilled and constructive communicator, Andy brings a sharp analytical eye, a collaborative mindset, and an intimate knowledge of public policy and regulatory frameworks
Highly skilled in regulatory analysis, Andy understands ministerial and government agency perspectives and knows the public policy and regulatory environments intimately. With his open, straight-up interpersonal style, he is recognised for always providing free, frank and constructive advice. Andy knows how to build and manage successful relationships with government, industry, iwi and other stakeholders.
Clients value Andy’s canny, energetic focus on getting things done. With his proactive, pragmatic approach, he is able to see problems and priorities clearly, develop solutions that work, and build the collaborative relationships needed to make the solutions happen.
Andy’s recent projects for MartinJenkins include co-leading a review of New Zealand’s sport integrity arrangements at Sport New Zealand, which included preparing a comprehensive discussion document. In 2018 he also supported the Treasury’s advice to Select Committee on the Overseas Investment Amendment Bill, and helped the Ministry of Education by mustering Budget bids.
Before he joined MartinJenkins in early 2018, Andy served as the Private Secretary in the office of the Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs in 2016 and 2017. There he proved himself adept in providing high-quality advice and managing a complex range of relationships and risks. Before his secondment to the Minister’s office, Andy led complex work at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment under the Energy and Resources, and Commerce and Consumer Affairs portfolios, including the development of policy and legislation.
In addition to his parliamentary experience, Andy has led:
Work to design a banded system for financial assurance for offshore petroleum installations
An investigation into issues identified with the Crown Minerals Act, leading to legislative changes
Negotiations for relationship agreements between the Crown and iwi
The preparation of the New Zealand whole-of-government submission to the Australian Productivity Commission’s review of the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Arrangement
Complex, multi-criteria regulatory impact analysis on the tariff concessions scheme for residential construction materials.