Andrew Lock OAM

Travels from: New South Wales

Accomplished high-altitude climber and Inspirational keynote speaker

Categories: Adventure & Challenge, Inspirational, Motivational Speakers

Full Presenter Profile & Bio

Andrew Lock is the only Australian, indeed the only member of the British Commonwealth, to have climbed all fourteen of the world’s 8000 metre – death zone – mountains. 

He was the first Australian to lead a commercial expedition to the summit of Mt Everest and he has led over 100 exploratory, research and remote area teams to every continent on earth, for private entities, government and the corporate sector.  He has extensive experience in the public, emergency services and crisis management sectors. 

Andrew specializes in creating, leading, and managing teams in highly adverse and uncertain environments.Precisely what organisations are facing in today’s constantly and rapidly changing financial, political and technological world.

Andrew’s diverse leadership background in addition to his unparalleled extreme adventure experience, have instilled in him a unique understanding of how to effectively and quickly adapt to and embrace this environment, through; 

Proactive risk management that identifies opportunities as well as threats,

  • ‘Strengths Based’ approach to build individual and organizational resilience, flexibility, innovation and commitment,
  • Synergistic teams built upon trust and respect, and
  • Authentic Leadership

Alternatively, Andrew will develop a specific presentation or workshop unique to your organisation’s priorities – Leadership, Teamwork, Risk Management, Culture, Resilience, Motivation, Goal Setting, Planning. 

Speaker Topics

Embracing Uncertainty
The Alpine Style Organisation
Your Best Friend in the Mountains
Summit 800
The Longest Climb
Summit Secrets
Leading to Succeed


Your address inspired and motivated delegates encouraging each of them to question and challenge their individual approach to project management and how they contribute. The response to your address has been overwhelmingly positive. Your presentation reinforced values of getting things done, working together and having the courage to make a difference.

Brisbane City Council

We were looking for an exceptional speaker for our recent Conference. After looking at quite a few speakers, we settled on Andrew Lock. Personally I am very grateful for having Andrew speak at our conference. I was very moved by his presentation, as were the 100 people in the room. Andrew does a great job. He truly makes a difference. Our clients are still talking about every facet that Andrew spoke about – the systems under adversity, leadership at the highest level, culture, risk analysis, to name a few.

Entrepreneurial Business School

An incredible, inspiring, exhilarating and motivating presenter. Andrew had a complicated presentation brief but he delivered it perfectly. He was humble and yet inspirational, he was elite and yet convincing. Andrew delivers a very strong message in regards to tackling everyday tasks in addition to the importance of team work and leadership. Andrew’s story and real- life images captivated the audience and added great value to the day. I highly recommend Andrew as a keynote for any event looking to inspire and leave your audience in awe

W. A. Department of Sport and Recreation

Andrew Lock OAM - Motivational Speakers

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