Meet Andrew Colvin, Partner in Financial Advisory in our Canberra office.
Coming to Deloitte with a wealth of skills and expertise from many high-profile and demanding roles in public service, Andrew joins us as a Financial Advisory partner in our Forensic practice.
Welcome Andrew, tell us a bit about yourself and your career journey.
Originally from Queensland, I’d spent 12 years in Sydney before making Canberra home to my family 20 years ago. So, I’m not a local, but Canberra is home now, and as a family, we love it here.
After 33 years in Federal Government across the military (briefly), policing, and disaster recovery, I wanted to take a step out of government and learn new skills while still contributing and adding value to the community.
I was previously the head of the National Bushfire Recovery Agency – coordinating recovery after the 2019-2020 Black Summer. Prior to that, I was Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police for 5 years out of a 30-year police career.
I’ve joined Deloitte with a very broad remit to add value and share my experience nationally and internationally to help the firm, and our clients.
I am excited to be a part of the Deloitte team, and particularly the Financial Advisory business unit. But my background lends itself well to contribute across all of our work, and my government experience helps shape a lot of the work I am doing at the moment.
I joined Deloitte because I believed in the people, the values, and the aspirations of the firm. I saw that it aligned with my own personal values, and it could provide me with the opportunity to continue to help people, to problem solve, and continue to feel a sense of purpose about my work.
On the horizon
While I am probably more at the back end of my professional career, not the front end, I still have a lot to contribute. But even from where I sit, I can see how Deloitte provides an opportunity to choose your own pathway and have the opportunity to learn new skills, change roles, and explore different parts of the firm along the way. It’s a global firm with a global brand and a global remit – therefore, that provides global opportunities.
Among the many things that interest me in Deloitte, I am keen to help the firm build its business and reputation across the Asia Pacific region, especially the Pacific, and to use my experience to help the corporate and financial sectors transform to meet current challenges and expectations. So, there is plenty for me to get stuck into!