CEO & Chairman
Admissions to practice: Australia (Victoria and New South Wales), 1994, England and Wales (1996)
Professor Andrew MacLeod, AKC, BA/LLB, LLM, GAICD.
Professor Andrew MacLeod’s diverse portfolio career covers for profit, not for profit, military, and academia sectors. He is CEO and Chair of Griffin Law and a Non-Executive Director on multiple companies in the UK, Middle East and Australia. Andrew is a qualified Mediator and offers this service through Griffin Law.
Andrew is a visiting Professor at Kings College London, a Council Member at Keele University and a Vice Chancellor’s Distinguished Fellow at Deakin University. He is also co-founder of the anti-child-abuse charity Hear Their Cries.
His background includes critical roles in start-up to growth in sustainable investing fintech (Cornerstone Capital, Sendry), award-winning professional services practices (Griffin Law) and critical environment advice (Burnham Global, Consilium Strategies and Risk Advisory Group). He has built long lasting private sector/not for profit partnerships (Rio Tinto and Griffin Law), built massive humanitarian response operations (United Nations and Red Cross) and is a global leader in innovative safeguarding (Kings College and Hear their Cries).
A leading communicator, MacLeod is effective on major TV networks globally, including BBC World and CNN. He is a master public speaker and Executive Coach.
His previous humanitarian work included deployments to Rwanda and former Yugoslavia for the International Committee of the Red Cross, and multiple deployments for the UN including Chief of Operations of the UN’s Emergency Coordination Centre in Pakistan. Early on, he served as an officer in the Australian Army including periods attached to the British Army.
Andrew has received the Humanitarian Overseas Service Medal twice, the Australian Defence Medal, University of Tasmania Foundation distinguished Graduate Award, the 2013 Young Britons Foundation Global Leadership for Freedom Award and the 2008 Australian Davos Connection Leadership Award, amongst others.
Andrew was also a world-class swimmer having won a silver medal for the 200 meters Butterfly at the 2002 World Masters Games. He regularly volunteered to help national swimming teams in developing countries.