As the director at AlphaBeta Advisors, Andrew Charlton is able to offer clients the kind of insight and expertise one can only acquire through vast academic and professional experience. With a doctorate in economics earned from Oxford University and previous experience as the Australian Prime Minister’s Senior Economic Advisor during the world financial crisis, Andrew is uniquely suited to advise clients of AlphaBeta on a wide range of issues in order to develop practical plans for continued prosperity. A Rhodes Scholar who is also the author of “Ozonomics,” and “Fair Trade for All,” Andrew has served as Australia’s senior government official to the G20 economic summits and has represented the prime minister at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
What do you do for work?
I’m currently involved in management consulting and serve as the director of AlphaBeta Advisors, where we advise our clients in developing plans for generating long-term prosperity.
Why did you choose to pursue a career in the field in which you currently work?
I’ve long had a natural affinity for economics, and I learned very early on that necessary changes are unable to occur unless the underlying economic issues are addressed first.
In what way does your professional role make it possible for you to have a positive impact on others?
My current role puts me in a position to help clients analyze economic and strategic factors in order to achieve the outcome they are seeking regardless of the industry in which they are operating.
What is it that you enjoy most about living in Sydney, New South Wales?
There are countless reasons I love living and working in Sydney, but I suppose it is the music and culture that appeal to me most.
What do you do for recreation?
I enjoy reading and writing, and I am also quite fond of hiking as well.
If you could travel anywhere outside of Australia, where would you go and why?
I’ve always had a wonderful time during every opportunity I have had to travel abroad, but I will always be especially fond of England.
Aussie rules football, cricket, rugby or something else?
Cricket, though I also enjoy attending horse racing events as well.
Is there an Australian you admire or who has had a profound influence on you personally or professionally? Explain.
I’ve always admired Allan Fells and his work as the chairman of the ACCC.
What advice would you give to a first-time visitor to Australia?
Try to seek out the more authentic experiences Australia has to offer. There are a lot of places that don’t necessarily appear in all of the travel guides that are really worth experiencing firsthand.