Andrew Walsh AM

Project Director / Executive Producer / Artistic Director

Posed with a great theatrical sense, Andrew has extensive experience creating, directing and managing large-scale events throughout the world. In an extensive career that commenced in Melbourne in the late 1970s, Andrew has been continuously employed in the arts sector working for major performing arts companies, touring with international stars and directing hundreds of productions and events. In 1988 he established Accolade Event Management as a vehicle to produce and manage a vast array of projects.

Some of his previous experience includes:

  • Bangkok and Chiang Mai Planetarium Star Dreaming
  • White Night Shepperton 2023
  • Australian Pavilion World Expo Dubai
  • Sovereign Hill New Sound and Light Show – Artistic Director
  • White Night Melbourne 2013 – 2016 – Artistic Director
  • Australia Day Spectacular 2012 -2014 – Creative Director / Producer
  • Athens Special Olympics World Summer Games 2011 – Ceremonies Executive Producer
  • Melbourne Commonwealth Games 2006 – Executive Producer/ Creative Director, Opening & Closing Ceremonies
  • Athens Olympic Games 2004 – Executive Producer, Opening & Closing Ceremonies
  • Rugby World Cup 2003 – Director of Ceremonies
  • Sydney Olympics 2000, Sydney Skyline Spectacular – Producer / Creative Director
  • Sydney Australia Day Spectacular 1990 – 2004 – Producer / Creative Director

In 2012, Andrew was appointed inaugural Artistic Director and CEO of White Night Melbourne, which in its first year won a prestigious Helpman Award. Andrew was awarded the Centenary Medal in 2001 for contribution to Australian society at the beginning of the millennium and was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the 2006 Queens Birthday honours.

Andrew Walsh

Andrew Walsh AM, Artistic Director