Andrew Keys (M Bus, CPA) — Principal
Andrew has more than 20 years of international commercial finance and capital market communications experience. He has worked across a range of industries, including telecommunications, energy, construction and mining within Australia, Indonesia and the United Kingdom. Initially working as a finance analyst and management accountant, Andrew has demonstrated skills to analyse and understand the value drivers of businesses.
Most recently, Andrew worked within, and went on to successfully direct, the investor relations team at one of Australia’s largest and well known corporations, Telstra. Throughout this period, Andrew led an effective market engagement programme delivering valued outcomes for shareholders and the corporation, whilst maintaining a high standard of corporate governance.
Andrew draws on this rich and complete catalogue of hands-on investor relations experience, and domestic and global market contacts from the buy-side and sell-side, at his work within Keys Thomas Associates (KTA). Andrew now provides clients of KTA with a premium suite of investor relations and corporate communications services, strategic advice and support.
On a personal note, Andrew is married and the father of two school aged children. On weekends he is actively involved as a volunteer for his childrens’ sporting clubs, and has coached his daughter’s netball team for the past three years. Andrew is an enthusiastic sportsman himself, playing golf and tennis regularly. A good life involving food, wine and travelling with golf clubs and his wife are important to him.
Lisa Zimmet (B Comm, CA)
Lisa brings a wealth of experience to Keys Thomas with a career spanning 20 years, including 12 years in Investor Relations at Telstra. Lisa has worked across a range of industries including telecommunications, financial services and consumer goods in Australia and the United Kingdom. As a qualified Chartered Accountant, Lisa has a strong understanding of financial reporting and capital markets.
Lisa has extensive experience in speech writing and the preparation of investor presentations, including results announcements and Annual Reports. Her strong interpersonal skills sees her interact positively with a range of stakeholders including buy and sell side analysts, retail and institutional shareholders. While working at Telstra, Lisa also designed, implemented and managed the highly successful retail shareholder engagement programme.
Outside of work, Lisa enjoys spending with her family, trying out local restaurants and supporting the Adelaide Crows!