Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director (CEO & MD)
Andrew Naude is the DRA Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, based in Perth, Australia. Andrew joined DRA in 2013, bringing more than 20 years of strategic leadership, financial and commercial expertise and executive management experience to his role within the organisation.
For the last three years Andrew served as DRA’s Chief Financial Officer and Strategy Director responsible for Group-wide financial and commercial activities, including mergers and acquisitions and strategic investments, as well as leading the group corporate services functions. Andrew led several business acquisitions including Montreal based Met-Chem, Perth based Minnovo Engineering and more recently SENET in Africa, making DRA one of the largest minerals processing and mining engineering and project delivery capability on the continent, with highly credible front-end study and engineering capabilities in Canada and Australia. He also oversaw the expansion of DRA’s operations segment, adding capabilities in North America and Australia. Andrew has an affinity for strategic business development and has extensive expertise in securing and negotiating international contracts. In his role as Chief Executive Officer, Andrew is accountable for the operational management of the Group’s business activities. Andrew has an in-depth understanding of management which drives operational excellence throughout the organisation and enhances in-house capabilities to increase value to clients.
Andrew is a Chartered Accountant who holds a B.Comm. Honors degree and is an alumnus of Harvard Business School, where he completed the Advanced Management Program. He is also a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.