From stumps to startups: Swiss cricket star coaches Northgate businesses

Known for his dynamic 30-year corporate career and as a former Swiss cricket representative, Andreas “Andy” Roost has now embarked on a new mission in Northgate. With his extensive global experience, Andy is coaching small and medium-sized local businesses, driving growth and success in the community.

Andy’s journey began with his compulsory military service in South Africa where he learnt fundamental leadership skills and the power of hard work. Following this, Andy embarked on a successful career path that included executive management; and general manager roles in business development and sales in multinational conglomerates. Further studies in Switzerland have also allowed Andy to broaden his business perspectives and knowledge.

In 2023, Andy founded Care Outcomes Consulting, a healthcare-focused consulting firm. Building on this foundation, Andy has joined Brainiact, a personalised business coaching service dedicated to equipping hardworking business owners with the necessary tools and support for prosperity.

Parallel to his corporate success, Andy played cricket at an international level representing Switzerland. His cricket career, which saw him play in various European championships and various international matches, speaks to his dedication, teamwork, and strategic acumen — qualities that he now imparts to the local businesses in Northgate. Playing cricket across countries like Denmark, Austria, England and France, Andy developed a deep understanding of diverse team dynamics and cultures.

Having lived on Brisbane’s Northside for the last eight years and now settled in Northgate, Andy’s deep community ties are evident through his two boys attending local schools like Nudgee College and his involvement in local sports clubs. He currently plays in veteran cricket leagues and contributes to the local sports community. Andy also volunteers with Make-a-Wish Australia’s Brisbane City North branch.

Northgate is bustling with entrepreneurial spirit, with over 12,000 businesses in Brisbane’s northern suburbs and 200,000 businesses in Greater Brisbane. “Having been part of the Brisbane Northside community for years, I understand the local business landscape,” says Andy. “With local insight, together with my global experience, I believe I can offer relevant and effective guidance to the community.”

“By empowering local business owners, I’m contributing to a stronger, more vibrant business community,” explains Andy. “It’s rewarding to see the direct impact this work will have on the community I call home.”

Andy’s professional journey began in South Africa with Siemens through a graduate program, where he quickly moved up the ranks. Andy worked in various countries, including South Africa, Germany, and Switzerland, where he managed large divisions and teams, especially in the healthcare sector. In Australia, Andy continued his impressive work with Siemens and later Philips, handling major business, project and regional management roles.

For media enquiries, contact Jared Dawson, Founder and Director at Brainiact, on 0412 229 014.