Andrew CarterManaging Director
Andrew is the founder and Managing Director of Commercial Eyes Pty Ltd and has nearly 30 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 nearly 90 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 the immediate past Chairman of the BioMelbourne Network Inc, a member of the Medicines Australia Advisory Council and University of Melbourne, Masters of Biotechnology Advisory Board. He has also 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 life science industry roles, he is particularly interested in social justice 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, majoring in Pharmacology and Immunology, a Graduate Diploma in Business (Organisational Behaviour) and a Master of Commercial Law.