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Andrew Macaulay named new PIAA CEO

Thursday, 28 April 2016
By Print 21 Online Article

The PIAA has appointed Andrew Macaulay to replace Jason Allen as CEO after an extensive recruitment process involving over 100 applicants from within Australia and overseas. Acting president Kieran May said the board was unanimous in its choice.

Andrew Macaulay, CEO, PIAA

On his LinkedIn page, Macaulay is described as an experienced senior executive with 20 years management experience, 15 in executive management.  His most recent job was managing director at Sydney-based Dorade, which provides consulting on government relations, corporate restructuring and strategic planning.  Previously, Macaulay worked in the gaming industry, spending two years as MD at slot supplier Aspect Gaming in Shanghai City; two years as executive vice-president at SHFL entertainment; and three years as GM, business development Asia, at Aristocrat Leisure Limited. He was also regional GM at GTech Australasia, now a subsidiary of Italian company Lottomatica.

The Board was mindful of the expectations of all members and set about to appoint a candidate with a strong record, particularly in stakeholder consultation and communication. Also at front of mind was the need to appoint a CEO who will lead the Association through a period of stabilisation, while simultaneously working to identify areas where members will see tangible benefits, said the PIAA in its press release.

The Board conducted in-depth interviews with short-listed applicants from both the print industry and other industry backgrounds. Applicants were then short-listed further and followed up with secondary discussions with the top candidates.

Macaulay offered key strengths which set him apart. He has shown a demonstrated ability to engage with members at all levels, an ability to grasp key issues to influence decision makers on policy and strategic matters, and an outstanding record in managing recovery and growth.

The PIAA highlighted Maccauley’s experience with the NSW Farmers Association in the 1990s.

Macaulay achieved outstanding results in a key role with NSW Farmers Association in a period when their industry experienced significant turmoil. His leadership was instrumental in rebuilding confidence within a fractured and demoralised industry sector.  More recently he has been instrumental in forging successful multi-level partnerships throughout Australia and South East Asia, driven by his exceptional leadership and strong relationships at Government and stakeholder levels. Those who know Andrew, attest to his ability and strong family values. Macaulay has expressed priority to meet with industry leaders and members.

Macaulay is a former president of St Ives Rugby Club and a member of the Liberal Party of Australia.

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