Andrew has more than 25 years experience serving the natural environment and leading environmental organisations.
He has led community-based campaigns to protect threatened bushland areas, worked for the National Parks Association of NSW as its executive officer, the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service and Trust for Nature (Victoria) and is a respected participant in Australia’s conservation sector.
Andrew believes that invasive species, along with climate change, is one of this century’s two greatest threats to Australia’s natural environment yet invasive species are without the high-level attention they deserve.
He is confident that if we learn from the litany of invasive species disasters of the past and bring a science-based approach to the complex and seemingly daunting threat of invasive species, we can make progress. He believes in the value of involving the community in tackling complex environmental issues.
Andrew was appointed as CEO of the Invasive Species Council in 2013 after serving as its president for two years.
He is vice chair of Environmental Justice Australia and president of 4nature. He is a member of the national Environmental Biosecurity Advisory Group and the federal government’s Feral Cat Taskforce and chairs the technical committee of the 2019 Australian Biosecurity Symposium.
Until 2018 he was a member of the NSW Biosecurity Advisory Committee representing the Nature Conservation Council of NSW and the Biosecurity Queensland Ministerial Advisory Committee, representing Queensland Conservation Council.