Andrae has been involved with the funeral industry for nearly 23 years and hails from Southland. He is a fully qualified Embalmer and Funeral Director. In his spare time, Andrae is involved in the New Zealand Police Pipe band as the current Drum Major. It has allowed him to travel to the World Pipe band Championships in Glasgow Scotland, Northern Ireland and also be involved in the Edinburgh Military Tattoo. He serves his community as a Justice of the Peace. Most of all, he enjoys spending time with his wife Kerryn.