Andries is a senior partner in KPMG, the Global Lead on Systemic Risk Modelling and, until his relocation to the UK, an Adjunct Professor in Risk and Actuarial Studies at the University of New South Wales. He spent the past twelve years performing research on the root causes of traditional risk methodologies’ failures to provide ex-ante warnings of macro-economic disruptions, and advises corporates on complementary risk identification methodologies to address the complex and complicated global operating environment.

He holds a Masters of Commerce in Financial Management and Analysis (with distinction), a Masters of Science in Global Finance (with distinction) and a Doctorate of Commerce in Accounting Sciences for which he received academic colours. He studied inter alia at New York University’s Stern School of Business, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology’s School of Business and Tsinghua University in Beijing. He is a guest lecturer on risk management at the University of Technology in Sydney and, before that, was an honorary professor of Accounting at the University of Pretoria.

He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of Financial Services Institute of Australasia. Andries previously served on the World Economic Forum’s Risk Network which contributes to its annual Global Risk Report.

Andries has received recognition for his contributions to business from organisations based in Washington and in London. In 2008 he received the Laureate Alumni Award from the University of Pretoria, and in 2015 he was nominated by Prof Menachem Brenner, professor in advanced derivatives at New York University’s Stern School of Business and inventor of the VIX volatility index, to become a member of the international honours society Beta Gamma Sigma, in recognition of Andries’ academic achievements and the significance of his contribution to business.

In 2016 he was appointed the 12th Senior Research Fellow of the Global Institute of Finance; an acknowledgement of his contribution to the modelling of systemic risks that puts him in the company of Nobel Prize laureates and other globally recognized academics. In the same year he was also appointed to serve on its Global Advisory Board.