Independent company director and management consultant Andrew Pitcher has been appointed as the new Deputy Chair for the Regional Development Australia (RDA) Sunshine Coast committee.
Mr Pitcher has 24 years cross-industry sales, strategic consulting, technology, change management and general management experience throughout Australia, Europe and Asia. He is heavily involved in property development / construction and is also a member of the Sunshine Coast Regional Council Economic Futures Board.
Prior to these roles Mr Pitcher was the Senior Vice President for Financial Services for SAP in Asia, as well as being the Head of Strategic Industries (FSI, Retail, Telco, Public Services & Healthcare). The majority of Andrew’s career was spent with Accenture, who he joined in 1996, progressing to partner in 2004 and leaving in 2013. In this time Andrew worked with some of the world’s largest and most prestigious financial organisation’s including Barclays, Bank of America, Westpac, ANZ, Lloyds Banking Group, HBOS, CIMB, DBS and RBS (NatWest).
RDA Sunshine Coast Chair Tony Riddle said Mr Pitcher has extensive experience in financial services, retail, public services, healthcare, telecommunications and IT (digital) – an area that RDA Sunshine Coast is particularly striving to grow on the Sunshine Coast – and is pleased to welcome Mr Pitcher to the role.
“We are excited to have someone of this calibre and expertise join our committee. Andrew’s background, industry and technology knowledge, and leadership skills are widely recognised, and the committee looks forward to working with him to continue to drive economic growth and investment in infrastructure on the Sunshine Coast.
“With the addition of Andrew’s extensive skills and knowledge to the already outstanding committee members, RDA Sunshine Coast will be even better positioned to provide strategic and targeted responses to local issues and work in collaboration with governments, the private sector and other regional stakeholders to support economic development within the region.” Mr Riddle said.