Andrew Preston

Thinking ahead in South Africa

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Andrew spent his schooldays in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, and began his career in the military - later becoming a naval officer. He is a BCom (Accounting & Information Systems) graduate of the University of Cape Town and is currently working in an admin capacity for a non-profit organisation in Cape Town. He has experience in the corporate sector as an analyst-programmer (insurance industry), and as both an auditor and distribution analyst in the oil industry.

Andrew dropped out for some years, travelled, and then lived in a coastal community far from the city lights, spending much time paddling around on a surf-ski and surveying the environment. His star-sign is sagittarius, which may partly explain why he chose to abandon a promising corporate career. Naturally, he will deny this and will give you a number of other reasons.

Although he enjoys reading, hiking, tennis and playing bridge, Andrew's goals include dredging a river, building a breakwater and doing considerably more sailing than his present routine allows. He has a keen interest in newspapers, though he seldom ever buys one.

  • Work
    • Caltex, Old Mutual, WUCT
  • Education
    • University of Cape Town