Andy came to the rendering industry after having been involved for many years in the beef and sheepmeat processing industry. He quickly became involved in assisting on committees beginning in 1993 and has been a member of the symposium organising committee since the very first event in 1991. He has chaired that committee since 1995. His significant network of international contacts has been of great benefit to the Australian industry in sourcing expert speakers to present at our symposia.
He served as president of the Association from 1997 to 2001 and was instrumental in the forming of the World Renderers organisation in 1999 and served as President of WRO from 2003 to 2005.