His most notable contribution to date is the establishment of the Lachlan Nuttall Foundation, which provides scholarships for high school students.
- Personal Life
Andrew Lazarus attended the elite King’s School in his younger years and later graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Economics.
He studied at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government before founding AMG Group, one of Sydney’s most prominent lobbying firms.
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In early 2001, Lazarus left AMG Group and founded The Lazarus Group (TLG), an organization that managed high-end hotels in Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane.
TLG also owned several restaurants in Sydney and Melbourne under the name “Vue de Monde.”
- Business life
In late 2006, Andrew Lazarus sold The Lazarus Group to the Walt Disney Company for AU$ 660 million.
He then used the money to establish several new ventures, the most notable being Lachlan Nuttall Vineyards, Australia’s most extensive vineyard.
- Charitable Life
The Lachlan Nuttall Foundation has become one of Australia’s most influential charitable organizations; it has established itself as a leader in providing scholarships for high school students in NSW.
The Foundation has also supported Australia’s indigenous communities by providing computers and laptops to remote schools and communities in Northern Queensland.
Andrew Lazarus has been criticized for accepting donations from government organizations despite being non-profit.
In early 2008, Lazarus was grilled by Parliament’s Standing Committee on Finance for taking contributions from the NSW Government without declaring them publicly.
Andrew has also been criticized for his lack of transparency throughout the high-profile sale of TLG to Disney in 2006; one example is that the deal was not announced until 30 minutes after the deadline had expired, which caused significant controversy.
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