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Andrea Culligan

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Occupation: Advisory Board

Advisory Board Member

Andrea Culligan is Partner at Deloitte Private, a business consultant, coach and speaker.

Originally from Edmonton (Canada), she moved to Australia in 1998 and has enjoyed a highly engaging entrepreneurial journey. From launching one of the first free email services in Australia in 2000 to creating the largest student jobs board in Australia, to launching a nationally distributed publishing companies, to creating the first nationally operated distribution and logistics business with exclusivity in tertiary education centres, she’s had a diverse background with creating, building and scaling seven businesses across two countries (Australia and Canada).

Andrea has advisory roles with Active Wellbeing, TechSydney, and BlueChilli Group, and was previously Chief Customer Experience Officer with Redii and served as an Advisory Board Member for Jo Burston's female entrepreneurship firm, Inspiring Rare Birds.

From 2000 to 2017, Andrea was founder and CEO of integrated branding agency Harteffect. From 2004 to 2014, she was the co-founder and CEO of The Unimail Group which was featured in the BRW Fast 100 list. In 2009, she was awarded the NSW Telstra young businesswoman of the year, as well as the NSW Telstra Small Business of the year.

In 2014, Andrea took two years to travel the world and rediscover what she wanted to be passionate about. During this time, she worked with meditation specialists in Vietnam, worked in India & Cambodia, pivoted a business in Bangalore, started a whisky business in L.A. and travelled to Nashville, New Orleans, and visited Black Rock City for Burning Man. Through this, Andrea realised her true passion was working with fast growth scaling businesses to expedite success and limit the risk of failure.