Andrew Patterson - MC

Andrew is a freelance business correspondent, corporate speaker, MC and a former radio broadcaster.
He has worked in media both in New Zealand and Australia for almost 30 years including six years based in Sydney as a business presenter for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s NewsRadio network and more recently as a presenter and correspondent for MediaWorks.
Beginning his radio career in Queenstown in the early 90s, Andrew’s claim to fame was being one of the first people to trial AJ Hackett’s Helibungy experience high above Lake Wakatipu as well as subsequently going on to complete more than 20 bungy jumps!
A keen hiker he has also completed the 10 days NW circuit of Stewart Island as well as most of the other well known walking tracks in the South Island.
Being a self-confessed ‘news junkie’ and a voracious reader Andrew has a wide range of interests (and a book collection to match!) including human performance, technology, innovation and disruptive thinking.
In the course of his media career he has interviewed more than 1,000 CEOs, authors, academics and thinkers and has travelled to more than 60 countries. (His goal is to eventually get to 100!)
He has a particular interest in social justice and international development issues and previously served on the selection panel for the Vodafone Foundation’s World of Difference project. He is currently on the advisory board for the University of Auckland’s Kupe Leadership programme.
Andrew is a graduate of the University of Auckland having completed a Bachelor of Commerce and a Masters in Business Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship.

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