Andrew is an accomplished social entrepreneur having spent the past 30 years seeding, nurturing and then mentoring over 15 successful social enterprises. These have been in both Australia and Timor-Leste.
Andrew has been recognised in Australia for his work by becoming a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia in 2013. He received his AM for significant service to the community and social justice through the provision of access to technology, and to Timor Leste.
He has used his social enterprise model to build opportunities for young Timorese people. Andrew is currently engaged in five social enterprises in Timor Leste that are delivering social and economic empowerment.
- Info Timor, a technology enterprise based on the Infoxchange model, (www.technology.tl)
- WithOneSeed, a community reforestation program (www.withoneseed.org.au) (www.carbonsocial.global)
- WithOnePlanet, a climate change education resource (www.withoneplanet.org.au)
- WithOneBean, Ethical, Social, Environmental Coffee from Timor Leste (www.withonebean.org.au)
Pickle Bank, an enterprise focused on food and water security