Andrew trained as a mediator with the late David Newton (Accord Group) in Sydney in 2006. He practised law from 1986 to 2009, including 10 years with well-known Christian law firm Gaze Burt, where he also completed the Peacemaker Ministries (Ken Sande, USA) Reconciler training course then offered in New Zealand by Resolve (Christian Service for Dispute Resolution) Inc.
In 2007, Andrew became an accredited mediator with the Australasian professional body for mediators called LEADR (now Resolution Institute), and mediated or provided advice in disputes related to franchising, business and inter-personal conflicts. He is an Associate Member of Resolution Institute.
From 2009 to mid-2021, Andrew was the NZ Director of a not-for-profit, Mission Without Borders engaged in practical support and Christian outreach among the poor in six countries in Eastern Europe, including Ukraine. He headed up a team engaged in fundraising, including sponsoring of children and families. Andrew travelled regularly to the mission’s field countries and led groups of New Zealand supporters to visit sponsored children and families and to encourage and pray for local staff.
In addition to providing conflict resolution and mediation services, Andrew has a passion for teaching Biblical principles of peacemaking, conflict resolution and reconciliation. He has his own blog site: Be Reconciled.
Andrew holds Law and Arts degrees from the University of Auckland. He was awarded a Graduate Diploma in Applied Theology from Carey Baptist College (Auckland) in 2014.
He is married to Elizabeth and they have two adult sons.
He is based in Auckland.
Andrew is the first point of contact for all inquiries to Christian Resolution.