Andrew Outhwaite

Andrew is trusted as a leader, innovator and community-builder addressing systemic challenges and realising bold visions through creating scalable social ventures.

Oceans-related innovations are his focus and he recently founded “For Blue” which is focused on Western Australia’s leading role in the long-term health of the Indian
Ocean.

He has spent the last fifteen years growing ventures delivering social outcomes such as: reducing homelessness, promoting science and sustainability, growing healthy regional communities, leading cultural transformation, and facilitating the growth of innovation ecosystems.

All levels of government have engaged Andrew to lead analysis and strategy development on significant initiatives including:
• growing startup incubators across Western Australia for the Federal Government,
• developing Regional Innovation Strategies for the State government,

• leading Coastal, Biodiversity and Climate Change strategies for local governments.

He has previously authored research on leadership, partnerships and sustainability.

Recognition for his work includes through awards such as WA Regional Innovation and Leadership Award and the United States Government’s International Visitors Leadership Program scholarship, and invitations to present at state, national and international conferences.

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