Andrew CarterManaging Director
Andrew is the founder and Managing Director of Commercial Eyes Pty Ltd and has nearly 25 years commercial experience working in the life sciences industry. In 2014, Andrew received the Australian medicine industry’s most prestigious honour, the Pat Clear Award, in recognition of the significant role he, and Commercial Eyes, has played in supporting companies to bring important medicines into the Australian market.
Andrew established Commercial Eyes Pty Ltd in 2001 and the company has grown to become the foremost life science commercialisation firm in Australia, employing more than 70 staff with offices in Melbourne and Sydney. In August 2012, Commercial Eyes was recognised as one of the leading ‘medium sized’ businesses in Australia as a finalist in the Telstra Business Awards.
Andrew is Chairman of BioMelbourne Network and a member of the Medicines Australia Strategic Committee and Industry Policy Working Group. He has also chaired and been a member of numerous industry association committees including Access, Quality Use of Medicines and Continuing Education and is a former member of the National Prescribing Service, Medicines Industry Liaison Group.
In addition to Andrew’s life science industry roles, he was Chairman of Melbourne City Mission, a trustee of the Dr. John Singleton Trust and a former Councillor of Whitley College, University of Melbourne. He has also chaired various advisory boards and committees for The Salvation Army Southern Territory. In February 2010, Andrew was featured in the AICD’s Directors Social Impact Study and shared his experiences as a NFP non-executive director.
Andrew has an undergraduate degree in Science, majoring in Pharmacology and Immunology and undertook post graduate studies in Business and Organisational Behaviour. He is currently completing a Masters degree in Commercial Law.