Andy Hunter – Principle Advisor (Market Systems Development)
Bachelor of Business (International Business); Master of International Relations
Andy heads World Vision’s Market Systems Development cluster, a team of dedicated specialists providing technical support to the programming portfolio. The portfolio includes Market Systems programming across Asia-Pacific, East Africa and the Middle East, designing and supporting market-led interventions that engage the private sector.
Andy moved into international development via UNICEF, Red Cross and the Salvation Army, after having worked in the private sector across Melbourne in business development and entrepreneurship.
As principle advisor, Andy is responsible for overseeing the portfolio strategy and providing oversight to the technical support offered to project teams who implement market systems grants.
Grants under management span programming approaches including Gender Sensitive Market Systems Development (including M4P), Local Value Chain Development and selected push methodologies aimed at building the productive capacity of farmers and small businesses in partnership with the private sector.
Andy supports in acquisition, design, recruitment, implementation and results measurement across these projects – working closely with his core project teams in-country and reporting back to donors and partners for shared learning. His experience as technical lead includes projects and facilities funded by DFAT, MFAT, LIFT, the World Bank, Cocoa Life, DGIS, EEP and ADB.