- Success Stories
Andrew has many years experience leading major strategic programs that deliver significant business change through the design, build and implementation of information systems. Andrew has successfully operated at Senior Executive levels to help shape and develop the future vision and strategy as well as leading the implementation of the business change and associated technology to support the strategy with an approach that creates greater buy-in throughout the organisation. Andrew has vast experience in strategy, architecture, overall program and project delivery, organisation and process design including strategic cost reduction, strong people and staff management skills, and strong relationship and business development skills. I would not hesitate in working with him or recommending him to anyone. He is a pleasure to work with.
I take pleasure in recommending Andrew Swindell, having worked with him as a colleague at the same company for several years. I have worked with him while worked in roles across marketing, business stragegy, information technology and business analysis, He has always produced work of the highest quality. He is also a very talented manager able to quickly grasp the most complex issues and run with them. He has an easy going manner which always puts people at ease who work with him, or for him. Andrew has also worked in a number of areas as deverse as markeing and information technology. He therefore brings a wider breadth of knowledge and experience than most. Andrew is one of the most capable and professional individuals I have worked with. I hope for the opportunity to work with him again in the future.
I’ve worked closely with Andrew at INPEX in the capacity of consulting Enterprise Architect on significant and challenging enterprise architecture engagements. Andrew is a enthusiastic, organised and effective Enterprise Architect, with excellent stakeholder management skills. He has a strong outcome focus, carefully and expertly balancing stakeholder priorities, needs and concerns with project constraints. I look forward to working with Andrew again in the future.
Andrew is very experienced with Enterprise Architecture and has a good grasp of Strategic Planning. As Head of Planning and Architecture at The Benevolent Society, he established a very productive Architecture Practice from scratch in a very short time. This included establishing various governance, business case and business needs analysis processes, in addition to maintaining and realising the Technology Roadmap to deliver project benefits to the business. He is extremely enthusiastic, energetic and very prodigious with all aspects of work. As a senior manager, I commend him on his ability to establish good working relationships with all stakeholders, encourage and support the most of his staff and taking a genuine interest in the wellbeing and development of his colleagues. It has been a real pleasure working for Andrew.
Andrew is an experienced Enterprise Architect who can simplify complex issues and environments on a page. He has a deep information management experience and a strong track record of success across all IM domains and Architecture Practices. Andrew contributes to the Architecture community through white papers and regular conference speaker. I connected with Andrew via LinkedIn about 4 years ago where we had an interesting discussion around cross government enterprise Architecture. After that we kept in touch and met each other in London, Sydney, and Auckland. Andrew has a broad knowledge in different industries like Government, Financial Services, Utilities, Health Insurance, Mining and Tourism industries. He has a strong stakeholder engagement and partnerships. He communicates complex issues in a simplified way towards executives, business, and technical teams in a clear concise language.
Andrew is a top end and highly professional Enterprise Architect. One of the things that makes Andrew unique, is his ability to capture seemingly complex views of organisational capabilities, then distil these into simple models to help plan for effective change programs. Andrew inspires and mentors architects working for him to do their best work and pull together as a team.
Quick to form close working relationships with stakeholders, diligent and responsive in his agreed actions, Andrew keeps momentum in high level planning exercises. This earns him respect from peers and internal clients alike.
Andrew also has an excellent grasp of – and exposure to using strategic architecture for M&A planning activities. I certainly recommend Andrew to anyone searching for a seasoned Enterprise Architect.
Andrew is an effective leader and mentor, working with his team members and colleagues, he challenges, inspires and supports in a manner beyond expectations.
Combining these skills with a breadth and depth of enterprise architectural experience he brought the company strategy to life with a clear line of sight between corporate goals and the enterprise architecture. This enabled sound solutions whilst crystallising the relevant reference architecture.
I would work for Andrew at any stage without hesitation.