Andrew’s background includes a science degree from the University of Tasmania followed by several years of heart research in Sydney, then health economics and eye allergy research at the University of Oxford. Following completion of a Masters in Environmental Management at Macquarie University, Andrew worked in local government in Hampshire (UK), with a primary focus on managing a multi-sector water partnership, but also involvement in corporate sustainability, festival organisation and community engagement. His final move in the UK was to Norwich in 2007 to establish a regional water efficiency programme, focusing on government, developers and the planning system but also including work with the British Standards Institute on rainwater and greywater standards.
Having left Launceston as an 18 year old in 1992, Andrew returned in 2009 and decided to stay. He is now heavily involved in the family businesses, consisting mainly of Neil Pitt’s Menswear but also accommodation and commercial lets. He has a consulting business and has conducted community engagement projects for the local water industry. He has been heavily involved in the BOFA Film Festival and the Launceston Walking Club. He completed the Tasmanian Leaders Program in 2014 and is involved in establishing the Welcome Dinner Project in Tasmania. He is the Chamber’s representative on the Cityprom Board, where he is also the vice-chair.