Andrew Baines joined Exemplar Global as President and CEO in September 2016, but has a much longer relationship with Exemplar Global having served on the Board of Directors for seven years previously.
Immediately prior to becoming CEO of Exemplar Global, Andrew was managing director of the American Society for Quality’s Global operations. He joined ASQ in January 2015. There he managed ASQ’s operations outside of the U.S. including offices in India, China, the Middle East, and Mexico as well as serving on Exemplar Global Board.
He has over 30 years of experience spanning the food industry, auditing and conformity assessment, international business development and several parts of the world.
Living in New Zealand for the past 28 years, Andrew is originally from the U.K. where he graduated from Dundee University in Scotland with an Honors degree in Microbiology. After graduating, Andrew worked in the food industry in quality control, quality assurance, and product R&D before emigrating to New Zealand where he began a career auditing quality, environmental, and safety management systems. This led to business unit management and senior executive roles in a conformity assessment body, including establishing a New Zealand government-owned agency into one of the largest conformity assessment bodies in the Southern hemisphere. Also in that role, Andrew was responsible for international business development and has experience working in China, South East Asia, the Middle East as well as North America, and Europe.
Andrew has served on advisory and standard setting groups with government agencies.