Ten years ago, Andrea set up Skating Panda, the strategy and communications consultancy which accelerates impactful action. Everyone at Skating Panda is passionate about creating meaningful change. Andrea’s combination of commercial marketing and development experience with deep issue knowledge have been sought by decision-makers at global summits, corporates and NGO board members. It’s also enabled her to set up multi-million fundraising platforms in the UK and the US and push through policies that change and save lives. Andrea started her career working in multinationals across industry and financial services, including FTSE 100 energy, media, financial and the FMCG sector.
She was on the original team of the successful London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Bid, helped set up and was the inaugural Marketing and Communications Director of the Women’s Equality Party, and a founding trustee of Reach to Teach, transforming lives of children in remote and marginalised communities in India by improving the quality of primary education. Andrea is always on a mission to achieve positive change bringing a wealth of business and non-profit experience to everything she does, with a sharp focus on purpose. She is a board director of the food poverty social enterprise, Maymessy, and a trustee of the peer-to-peer family health charity, mothers2mothers, building a healthy, thriving Africa. Andrea is also co-founder of Mum & You, an ethical parenting e-commerce company that creates products designed for mums by mums.