Andrew Maiden is an executive experienced in public policy, advocacy and communications.

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 telco expanded in the region and acquired media assets. 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 sector 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.

Andrew now consults to boards, chief executives and senior executives, helping them manage regulatory, reputation and political risk. He works with clients in the media and technology sectors, as well as infrastructure, professional services, the arts, transport, resources, sport and healthcare.

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


  • Strategic counsel and executive advice

  • Communications, media relations and crisis management

  • Public policy, advocacy and regulatory affairs

  • Reputation risk and management

  • Sustainability and corporate responsibility

  • Board and community sector