Andrea was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and migrated to Australia with her family in the early eighties. She now lives in Melbourne with her husband and two sons.
After graduating from Monash University with a Bachelor of Business she went on to become a qualified Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) and has recently advanced to Fellow CPA status in recognition for her contribution to the accounting and finance profession. Andrea is also a qualified business trainer, coach, and mentor Australia wide and a regular financial literacy contributor to various publications.
She commenced her career as an Auditor for the Australian Government followed by various management roles in the hospitality, beauty, education, and fitness industries. In 1995 she went on to become a successful family business owner in the automotive parts sector. Her role as financial controller contributed to the growth and sustainability of the business which was on sold to a major automotive company in 2013.
After spending over 20 years managing a team of 54 people across 3 states, Andrea decided to go out on her own so she could focus on her passion for teaching. Through her business coaching and training seminars, Andrea has been able to apply her extensive business knowledge to assist family business owners get unstuck. She is passionate about the family business sector and as a result she joined FBA in 2019 in the role of CFO.
In her spare time Andrea loves to read books, go for long walks and cycle with her husband. She has a weakness for French Champagne and has travelled the world extensively over the years.