Andrew Charlton is known as an active economist with many writings over the past decade about the effects of globalization on Third and First World countries. He has also focused his thoughts on how Australia fits into the emerging global economy that seems to be rising. Charlton is a graduate of The University of Sydney and Oxford, earning awards and other merits of distinction in the process.
He is the author of two books, one published in 2005 called Fair Trade for All, which he wrote with the Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz about how free trade can be good for Third World economies. The other book, titled Ozonomics, details the economic issues that Australia faces in the coming century.
Andrew Charlton now works for the Australian company Wesfarmers. Wesfarmers is one of the largest companies based in Australia and is one of the country’s biggest employers. Charlton advises the company’s top executives on their next moves, weighing their effects on the local, national, and global economy against their stock prices and company profits. Charlton was hired because of his expertise in economics and his standing as one of the leading economic minds in Australia.
In 2008, Andrew Charlton became the senior economic advisor to then-Prime Minister Kevin Rudd. Charlton also served as Australia’s senior economic representative to the G20 Leaders Forum. He has experience negotiating and making quick decisions while never losing sight of the bigger picture.
Wesfarmers chose Charlton because of his long list of qualification including his work for the London School of Economics, the United Nations, and the Boston Consulting Group.
Wesfarmers’ first priority is to their shareholders, over 500,000 in all. Andrew Charlton understands all of the economic forces at work in his country and many places abroad. His experience as an academic will help the company please its stockholders, customers, and employees.
As one of the biggest employers in Australia, the employee population cannot be ignored. So far, Charlton’s work with the company has resulted in increasing profits and an even larger market share. Charlton hopes that he can help the company succeed even more in the future.