Andrew Grant

Andrew Grant is the CEO of Tirian International Consultancy and co-author of the breakthrough new book The Innovation Race: How to change a culture to change the game along with international bestseller Who Killed Creativity?... And How Can We Get It Back?. As an executive level global culture consultant and facilitator, Andrew has been engaged by market innovation leaders to help create a culture of innovation including: Nestle (sustainable solutions for emerging markets in Switzerland); Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts (preparing the exec team for the future of the hospitality industry, Canada), Disney (creating compelling ideas for marketing, HK), Mercedes Benz (assisting with innovative brand positioning, China), Estee Lauder (reimagining regional retail models), Salesforce (looking at the future of marketing and the customer journey), Duke University, UAE Prime Minister's office (to help Dubai and the region develop future leaders in innovation), along with a number of large finance institutions (eg assisting with dealing with changes to regulations).
In his role as a keynote speaker, Andrew has been in high demand internationally: including delivering the opening keynote at the Young Presidents’ Organisation (YPO) Global Leadership ROW Conference, Four Seasons Hotel International CEO Conference, The World Innovation Conference, TEDx, and he has shared the stage with recognised names such as Steven Covey, Tony Buzan, and Jonas Ridderstrale. Andrew has also delivered a series of headline keynotes at extended international roadshows for Fuji Xerox, Salesforce, and Citibank.
Andrew has a wealth of knowledge & experience working internationally, and is both globally minded and culturally fluent, resulting in sessions that are always relevant and sensitive to both the local mindset and diverse audiences. He consistently receives the highest rated feedback for his sessions. He has co-authored over 30 corporate educational resources, simulation and programs in total, which are used by Fortune 500 companies worldwide. Companies such as Visa use Tirian programs as an induction program for every new manager worldwide.
Andrew's significant success comes from the fact that he is not only able to talk intelligently and engagingly about the important elements of creative thinking and innovation, but it is easy to see in everything he does. As a result Andrew has been featured in a number of international media including BBC and ABC TV along with commercial TV, Reuters, Harvard Business review, Fast Company and the Wall St Journal.
As a dynamic husband-and-wife team, Andrew can team up with his partner and co-author, Gaia Grant, who is also a Director of Tirian Consultancy. Gaia is researching innovation culture and sustainability at Sydney University Business School, where she is also a lecturer. Gaia Grant (BA, Dip Ed, BD, Grad Dip Change Leadership, Masters of Science in Creative Thinking,  MPhil, PhD (cand))
Outside of their corporate work, Andrew and Gaia have also worked on breakthrough pro bono education projects across Asia, including designing educational material that has been targeted to reach over 25 million people in developing countries worldwide.

Andrew has been engaged by market innovation leaders including:

  • Nestle (Switzerland): Designed & facilitated sessions to discover creative ways to use less energy in cooking and bring more nutrition to consumers in emerging markets
  • AMP (CEO level): To deal with the new changes to the finance regulations
  • Four Seasons Hotels (CEO / GM level): Preparing teams to embrace the future of the hospitality industry
  • UBS (London): To ensure that their change management process would be accepted by key stakeholders=
  • Citibank (Asia): To implement key initiatives
  • J&J (R&D teams, Asia): To look at ways to develop more creative processes
  • Disney (HK): To create compelling ideas to use for marketing
  • YPO / WPO: To facilitate the merger
  • Janssen (Europe & USA): Working with change management
  • Mercedes Benz (CEO / Country level): Developing the leadership team and new brand positioning.
  • Allianz (CEO / Country exec team): Developing their new vision mission values
  • Schneider Electric: Designing an international leadership development program for high potentials to accelerate their learnings

Along with his partner they have authored over 30 corporate educational resources, simulations and programs that are used by Fortune 500 companies and are sold under license worldwide.

Andrew's clients include:

Duke University, Genpack, Tech Mahindra, Baker & McKenzie, Daimler, Mercedes Benz, Estee Lauder, Cisco Systems, Janssen, Carl Ziess, 3M, Coke, Fuji Xerox, Singtel, Optus. AT&T, Aman Resorts, Accenture, BASF, Daimler, Deutsche Bank, DHL, Citigroup, Cisco Systems, E&Y, Four Seasons Hotels, GSK, HP, IBM, MTV, PWC, Reuters, Starwood Hotels, TNT & YPO.

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Client's
Feedback

"You brought learning to life"
Joann Patrick Ezzell
CEO AT&T Asia / Pac

"Andrew always presents the positive BUT also strongly encourages individuals to directly address issues in a non conflict way. It is very hard to do this and make it work. Andrew did this brilliantly."
Cisco Systems

"You gave us compelling ideas that are worthwhile for use in our marketing."
General Manager / SenVP Consumer Products Disney Asia/Pac

"Andrew has the capacity to magically captivate your audience, regardless how jet-lagged they are, and transform the meeting place into an open and receptive arena that serves as a great springboard to talk about change towards more innovation."
Frank Wiegand MD PhD
VP Neurosciences Global Medical Affairs, Janssen (Johnson & Johnson)
(Keynote to the international Global Medical Affairs team / Berlin Germany)

"A totally impressive program. I was amazed at how you got my team to openly discuss issues and address our needs to drive change."
Director of Marketing BPD Asia
Hewlett-Packard

"Top marks for helping us to achieve our key strategic initiatives."
UBS
London

"Extremely well received, with some great takeaways."
Citigroup
Hong Kong

Accolades, Awards &
Independent ratings

AWARD / RATING:
LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE: Inventing the Future keynote talk
“the highest feedback of the whole program”

ABOUT: Andrew Grant was invited to speak on Leadership in the Middle East, presenting to over 2000 participants and sharing the stage & a panel discussion with Stephen Covey, Jonas Ridderstrale and Bob Nelson.

COMMENTS: "I've spent 12 years on the speaker's circuit working with the biggest name speakers in the world. Andrew's talk today was one of the best I've ever seen, and by far the best at this conference. He left the audience spellbound for more than 90 mins straight." See more on this on Youtube.

AWARD / RATING:
YPO Global Leadership Conference: Keynote talk ‘Inventing the Future’: Rating for keynote 9.01 out of 10 (one of the highest achieved)

ABOUT: GLC (Global Leadership Conference for all YPO and WPO members) This conference was especially important as it was the forum for the inaugural merger discussions between YPO and WPO, to help both organisations look at how they can become more streamlined through the merger process. The Regional Officers workshop consisted of the top 80 members (including the incoming and outgoing chairman and regional officers).

COMMENTS: “I am pleased to announce that the ROW in Sydney was a resounding success. We had a rating of 9.01. Special mention must go to our resource Andrew for his superb presentation on the "Inventing the future" sessions, and keeping us through our pace throughout the day. ”
Richard Hoon ROW Chairperson GLC Sydney 2008

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Mass Media Mass Media:
See interviews with Andrew Grant including:
- Asian Wall Street Journal :
Creativity & A Wealth of Happiness
 
- XL Magazine:
Global Speakers Summit
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- HR Monthly Australia :
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