Andrew Pridham has achieved many a young man’s dream, building a high-profile and successful career while combining this with his passion for AFL at the elite level.
Andrew studied Property Resource Management at UniSA, graduating in 1988, but “through happenstance” found himself in investment banking, specialising in property. His rise was meteoric. Following his appointment by global investment bank UBS as Managing Director and Head of Investment Banking Australasia before turning 30, he later filled senior positions for UBS based in London and Singapore before returning to Australia where he later became Executive Chairman of Investment Banking at JPMorgan.
A leading investment banker, he is today Chief Executive Officer of New York headquartered global investment bank Moelis & Company. However, to many in the wider community he is better known as Chairman of the high-flying Sydney Swans.
Andrew joined the Sydney Swans Board in 2002 and his timing was perfect, as it so often has been. Sydney broke the AFL’s longest premiership drought with its famous victory in 2005, and has played in five of the past 12 grand finals, winning two Premierships.
The gift from the Pridham Foundation is the largest single private donation in the University’s 25-year history.