Andrew Saunders BSc, BSC (Hons), GradDip.TeachEd, MBA (Dist), MRSNZ
After completing a couple of degrees at James Cook University in Townsville, Australia, Andrew joined the Specialty Chemical Division of Campbell Brothers Ltd based in Brisbane, working for them for 3 years. This brought him to the coalface of a wide range of industries and introduced him to their specific challenges and problems. During this time he became interested in teaching people to use the science in a safe way.
In 1991 Andrew immigrated to New Zealand and joined Northland Polytechnic delivering and then managing the institutions Science Technician training programmes. He spent the last eight of his 18 years at Northland Polytechnic, now NorthTec, developing, implementing and evaluating the curriculum of a large number of programmes designed to equip people to work safely in industry. Andrew continued to consult for industry, and teach and study throughout his career at NorthTec.
Andrew joined Vertical Horizonz New Zealand as a Senior Trainer and its Academic Manager in 2009. He delivered Hazardous Substances and Professional Development programmes.
In 2016 Andrew moved back to Brisbane where he now serves as the Chief Executive of Vertical Horizonz Australia. He has a participative management style focused on developing and empowering others to achieve aligned personal, business and strategic objectives. He is client focused with a desire to meet real training needs and exceed client goals and expectations.
Andrew still trains. His Professional Profile can be down loaded here.