Andrew Macintosh – Andrew is non-executive Chairman of Acorus Investment management, a China-Africa private equity investor. The investment strategy focuses on contributing growth capital to expanding African businesses and facilitating Chinese participation in the form of co-investment, commercial partnership or strategic acquisition in Africa.
Previously, Andrew was the General Manager of Banking for National Australia Bank in Hong Kong, where he oversaw the private banking, commercial banking, and retail banking businesses. Andrew served on NAB’s Asian leadership committee and chaired NAB’s Asian investment committee. He oversaw the acquisition of a licensed boutique asset management firm in Hong Kong, that specialized in alpha generating strategies from optimized sector allocations. Andrew was an approved alternate bank CEO by Hong Kong’s banking regulator. Prior to this, Andrew worked for Westpac, JP Morgan and investment bank Jardine Fleming. Andrew also founded and successfully grew an Australasian technology consultancy company for 9 years.
Andrew holds an MBA in Finance and Economics from The University of Sydney Graduate School of Management. He has made over 25 appearances in the media including the South China Morning Post and the Australian Financial Review. Since 2010, Andrew has served as adjunct faculty at Macquarie University’s Graduate School of Management and regularly guest lectures at the University of Hong Kong’s Faculty of Business and Economics. Andrew is also a current or former board member of several private investment companies. Andrew also serves on several not-for-profit boards including the Australian Chamber of Commerce in HK (as treasurer) and two school boards in Asia. Andrew is the chairman of the Governance Committee of the Australian International School in Hong Kong, and Andrew facilitates the Australian Institute of Company Directors’ International Company Directors’ course in Asia.