Andrew Farmer


KPMG in Ireland

Andrew is a Director in KPMG Ireland’s Sustainable Futures practice, responsible for both Investment Management and Private Equity. He has nearly two decades of deep experiential knowledge of the business of institutional investment management, global fund structuring, specialized innovation and leading initiatives to success.

Most recently, Andrew was a Director at Willis Towers Watson where he served as a seconded subject matter expert in the application of ESG and Sustainable finance to investment management.  Whilst seconded to The Asset Management Exchange, he lead the innovation effort of split pool voting resulting in the Environmental Finance’s 2021 Sustainable Investment Award for ESG Initiative of the Year.  Additionally, he was a leader on the development of a TCFD reporting tool for the firm.  Having served on the Irish Funds Industry Association's ESG Working Group since 2019, Andrew has co-authored papers on such EU Taxonomy and SFDR.

Andrew started his career in investment banking, focused on mergers and acquisitions.  Over his career, he has served in senior roles within hedge funds, long-only managers, venture capital and institutional investment consulting firms.  Andrew has served as an Board member for UCITS funds, ESG data companies and other for-profit companies. He currently serves as the Chair for the Capital Markets Advisory Council for Lipscomb University.