Andrew Maiden is an accomplished leader in public policy, advocacy and communications.

He provides strategic counsel to boards, chief executives and senior executives, helping them manage political, reputational and regulatory risks. 

After completing degrees in law and economics, Andrew served as an adviser, press secretary and chief-of-staff to senior Australian political figures including the federal Minister for Finance.

In 2000 he joined Telstra, leading the company’s international regulatory team as the business acquired media assets in Asia. He later headed group communications, leading a team of 100 responsible for public affairs, media relations, employee communications, corporate responsibility and reputation.

In 2013 Andrew continued his media career as chief executive of ASTRA, the peak body representing subscription television in Australia. He worked closely with the CEOs of large media companies, senior political figures, regulators and journalists, achieving significant regulatory reform.

He is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


  • Crisis, issues and reputation management

  • Communications and media strategy

  • Executive presentation training and coaching

  • Advocacy campaigns

  • Engagement with stakeholders, regulators and government

  • Independent reviews of business problems

  • Writing for boards and senior executives