Professional Member


Andrea McDonald
Board Member

Andrea is one of the business owners and a Board Member for u&u, responsible for u&u’s strategic management. As Director for HR Services, Andrea specialises in the recruitment of senior HR positions, and offers value-added services to a network of senior HR professionals in Brisbane. She is also responsible for providing the HR framework at u&u with a particular focus on facilitating staff development, wellness and career planning, and ensuring u&u is ‘a great place to work’.

Throughout her career Andrea has recruited several hundred HR positions in the Queensland market including both permanent and contract roles across all levels of generalist HR and specialist HR streams. Through this time Andrea has created an extensive network and insight to the key players in human resources across Australia.

Andrea believes in providing a positive experience to candidates through being technically strong in her discipline and having a genuine care for the right outcomes for all parties. Having completed a Double Degree in Business and Science at Queensland University of Technology she commenced a Masters in Management – Human Resources and her passion for human resources led her in to the recruitment industry.

Andrea commenced her recruitment career working with Hudson Global Resources before joining Talent2 in 2004 where she established their first HR recruitment practice for Queensland. After holding several multi-disciplinary management roles her eventual role with the business was as National Practice Leader for HR recruitment. Andrea left the business in 2012 to establish her own business Acquire Executive, which later merged with u&u.




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