Andrew Grant

Creative thinking and innovation leader

Andrew Grant is the Co-Founder and CEO of Tirian International, a leading international organisational learning and development consulting company, and the co-author of the breakthrough book, Who Killed Creativity Who Killed Creativity?... And How Can We Get It Back?

Andrew has presented keynotes and workshops at international conferences in Australia, Berlin, Dubai, Bahrain, Toronto, Cannes, Cairo, Singapore, India, USA, Czech Republic, Hong Kong and many more and has successfully worked with over 30 different nationalities.

He was the opening speaker at the World Innovation Conference in Cannes and facilitated the international leadership team for the YPO (Young Presidents Organisation) at the Sydney Global Edge Summit & GLC which had 3000 CEOs attending.

Andrew Grant has worked across all industries including banking, insurance, pharmaceuticals, hospitality, manufacturing, FMCG and health. His corporate clients include some of the world's best-known names including AT&T, Aman Resorts, Accenture, BASF, Daimler/Mercedes Benz, Deutsche Bank, DHL, Citigroup, Cisco Systems, E&Y, Fuji Xerox, Four Seasons Hotels, GSK, HP, IBM, MTV, PWC, Reuters, Singtel & Optus, Starwood Hotels and TNT.

Andrew Grant has also been featured in a number of international media including Harvard Business Review, BBC, Reuters and ABC TV, Fast Company, Financial Review and the Wall St Journal.

He has co-authored several books including Who Killed Creativity? and over 30 corporate educational resources, simulations and programs that are used by Fortune 500 companies and are sold under license worldwide.

Andrew and his partner and co-author Gaia Grant have also worked on breakthrough pro bono education projects across Asia, including designing educational material that has reached over 25 million people worldwide.

Andrew has worked on leadership and team development for top executive clients in multinational companies throughout the world for more than 20 years and is a recognised leader in the field.

Andrew talks intelligently and engagingly about the important elements of creative thinking and innovation. His presentations are not just about being creative, they are extremely creative. He is in high demand as a keynote speaker and executive level facilitator and has shared the stage with top international speakers such as Stephen Covey and Jonas Ridderstrale, John Cleese, Coach Carter and Steve Wozniak.

Andrew consistently receives the highest rated feedback for his sessions and in 2011 was ranked as one of the top 30 leadership gurus in the world.

Andrew Grant talks about:

Keynote topics include:

  • The Magic of creative thinking & how to really think outside the box
  • The Crime: is creative thinking dying & what can we do about it?
  • The Scene: dealing with disruptive innovation & how to end up on top
  • The Investigation: profiling the creative thinking killers & creating a culture of innovation
  • The Forensic lab & the neuroscience of creative thinking
  • The Rescuers: creative thinking rescue strategies (a human centric design thinking approach)
  • Collaboration: the collaboration deception - why we find it hard, but really need to collaborate.
  • Leadership: Inventing the future & the leader as a storyteller
  • Client testimonials

    My reflections of what you deliver to companies like us is the combination of the theme, which was fantastic, the experience you have in your team, and the atmosphere you create in the room which is great fun. That all brings to us a relevance to our business with the issues that we struggle with day-to-day.

    Downer EDi Mining

    Andrew has the capacity to magically captivate your audience, regardless how jet-lagged they are, and transform the meeting place into an open and receptive arena that serves as a great springboard to talk about change towards more innovation.

    Janssen (Johnson & Johnson)

    A truly magnificent achievement, particularity since the audience was from a multitude of cultures and listened in 5 different languages. This event scored the highest feedback in our 10 year history.” (4.6/5)


    You brought learning to life, with a lot of creativity.


    I know this will last in our peoples' minds for many years to come.

    National Australia Bank

    Andrew Grant has star quality and uses it positively. Andrew has worked on leadership and team development around the globe for more than 15 years, but his presentation still yields the bravado of youth, nicely seasoned with the wisdom of a recognised leader in his field. He's young at heart, and ferociously clever with it.

    South China Morning Post

    This was the best program I've ever seen.

    Daimler (DFS)