Andrew Smith was welcomed to the Scouts NSW family on 9 May by former Acting Chief Executive Rosalie Batistoni. Concurrent with his appointment the Scouts NSW Board has changed the title of the position from Chief Executive to General Manager.
Andrew joins Scouts from a 36 year distinguished career in the Royal Australian Navy. His naval service included three operational deployments to the Middle East and exchange postings to the United Kingdom and United States.
Andrew has held a number of recent senior executive positions in Defence in General Management, IT Program Management and Logistics. He is a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA), Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has MBA, MSci and BComm degree qualifications.
He has a passion for outdoor pursuits and the opportunities these provide for youth development. He is looking forward to meeting with as many of our Members as possible – please give him a warm Scout welcome.