Andrew CarterManaging Director
Andrew is the founder and Managing Director of Commercial Eyes Pty Ltd and has 30 plus years commercial experience working in the pharmaceutical and medical technology 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. Today, the company employs over 100 staff, and has grown to become the foremost pharmaceutical and medical technology commercialisation firm in Australia and New Zealand. 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 the President of ARCS Australia Ltd; a member of the Medicines Australia Advisory Council and University of Melbourne, Masters of Biotechnology Advisory Board. He is the immediate past Chair of the BioMelbourne Network Inc and has chaired and been a member of numerous industry association committees including Industry Policy, Strategy, 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 health technology industry roles, he is particularly interested in social justice and disadvantage and 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. In February 2010, Andrew was featured in the AICD’s Directors Social Impact Study and shared his experiences as a Not for Profit non-executive director. He is a regular presenter and speaker at AICD member briefings and events.
Andrew has an undergraduate degree in Science and post graduate degrees in Business and Commercial Law.