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Andrew Barnes

Andrew Barnes

4 Day Week Global
Auckland, New Zealand

Andrew Barnes has made a career of market-changing innovation, most recently, as the founder of Perpetual Guardian, his announcement of the four-day week made headlines around the world.

He has established 4 Day Week Global, enabling interested parties to connect and advance this idea as part of the future of work. He is on the advisory boards of both the US and Ireland 4 Day Week campaigns and the newly created Wellbeing Research Centre at Oxford University.

Previously, Andrew was chairman of, managing director of Australian Wealth Management Limited, and CEO of Bestinvest, a UK investment advisory company.

Andrew holds an MA from Selwyn College, Cambridge.

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Past Talks and Workshops

The 4-day week in the digital age


The role of reduced hours working in an era of digital disruption. Musk, Ma and the mantra of 9-9-6, how a 4 day week represents an alternative solution for the needs of innovative, entrepreneurial organisations. Work flexibility or a long con? - the 4 Day Week as a counterbalance to the impact of “Gig” work on the 21st century workforce.