Andrew Truswell

Andrew truswell

Director | Data, Privacy & Aviation Practice Lead

A veteran Australian international technology and business lawyer, Andrew has focused his practice on the intersection between aviation and technology with a specific focus on Data (Privacy and Cyber), Information Technology (Cloud, SaaS, Infrastructure, Outsourcing and IP), and Insurance (Aviation, PI & Cyber). 

His aviation technology expertise developed from a strong background in information technology law. He has been exposed to technology from a number of in-house legal roles at IBM, Hewlett-Packard, US information storage company (acquired by Dell), EMC, and US cloud data giant, NetApp.

Most recently, Andrew served as in-house technology counsel for international carrier Qatar Airways, where he led all technology contracts and projects including passenger system agreements, fare data distribution, travel agent direct data distribution, e-retail, and all forms of aviation technology models. 

Before his time at Qatar, Andrew was General Counsel at Thai airline, JetAsia, and spent four years as Regional Counsel, APAC and Data Protection Officer at market leading travel sector technology provider, Amadeus. During this period, Andrew was exposed to passenger system (PSS) and Distribution (GDS and NDC) transactions with many leading airlines, including managing data protection and cyber risks.

Andrew has advised clients including Australia’s leading airline Qantas Airways. He has also consulted for French multinational technology consultancy Capgemini and $7.5 billion payments giant RazorPay. Andrew has also advised the Royal Automobile Club of Queensland and emerging Australian tech star Versent.

Andrew was born in Cape Town, and went to prep school in London. His family moved to Sydney where he finished high school and Uni. Aside from being a technology lawyer, Andrew is a frustrated architect. He has been slowly building a small resort on an island in Krabi, Thailand. During the Covid lockdowns, he has enjoyed country living in the small village of Murrurundi in the dividing range outside Scone, NSW. When he’s not drafting, he also enjoys painting with oils.