Andrew Barnes has made a career of market-changing growth and innovation. He was chairman of realestat.com.au (REA Group) at the time of its IPO on the ASX, led the sale of Bestinvest, a US $5.7-billion UK wealth management business, to private capital, and as managing director was instrumental in the creation and listing of Australian Wealth Management Limited on the ASX.
Most recently, Andrew triggered a revolution in of the entire fiduciary and legal services industries in New Zealand, and his conception of the four-day week – the flexible work revolution – has made him a globally sought after leader. He speaks to international audiences on the future of work and subjects such as governance, philanthropy, business leadership, entrepreneurship, company culture and change management.
Andrew lives in the United Kingdom and New Zealand. He holds an MA in Law and Archeology from Selwyn College at the University of Cambridge.
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