Andreas Zachariades was born in Nicosia in 1967.
He was appointed Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Labour and Social Insurance on September 1, 2020.
He graduated from the English School in Nicosia in 1986 and studied Economics and Accounting at the University of Southampton, graduating in 1991.
He worked for the Audit Firm KPMG in the United Kingdom and became a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) in 1994. He returned to Cyprus and continued to work for the same firm until 1997 until he was appointed at the Treasury of the Republic as an Accountant.
He served as Head of the fiscal management unit of the Ministry of Labor and Social Insurance, in the Internal Audit Directorate and in the Public Procurement Directorate of the Treasury of the Republic. In 2006 he was appointed Director of Internal Audit at the newly established Internal Audit Service of the Republic.
From November 3, 2010 until his appointment, he served as Deputy Accountant General of the Republic, in accordance with article 126 of the Constitution.
On January 27, 2017 he was appointed by the Council of Ministers as a Member of the Cyprus Gaming and Casino Supervision Authority and on June 20, 2017 as Vice-President of the Public Supervision Commission of the Audit Profession.