Andrew Cushen

Andrew Cushen

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Biography

Andrew Cushen is a New Zealander, and is employed as Senior Public Policy Advisor at Vodafone New Zealand. He is also a Director of the Internet Service Provider Association of New Zealand (ISPANZ) and a member of InternetNZ. Andrew has over five years experience in telecommunications, working across customer service; commercial procurement; strategic development; industry relations; and public policy. He is currently working on a number of projects related to public funding of high-speed data networks in New Zealand, and the policy, funding and commercial implications of these networks. Prior to joining the telecommunications industry, Andrew worked as a lobbyist on behalf of University students in New Zealand.
Andrew has a Master of Arts with Honours in Political Studies from the University of Auckland; a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Political Studies and a Bachelor of Commerce in Economics and Finance, both from the University of Otago. His academic interests include researching the influence of the internet upon politics and democracy, and the role that the internet can play in providing greater information about politics and motivating citizens toward greater participation in their democracies

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