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CEO, Natural Hazards Research Australia, Adjunct Fellow, Macquarie University

Andrew is the Chief Executive Officer of Natural Hazards Research Australia. Andrew has performed various senior executive roles in the emergency management and social services sectors, including as the Deputy Chief Officer of the Victoria State Emergency Service.

Andrew is an experienced crisis leader having held senior state-wide leadership roles during some of Australia’s most significant disasters such as the ‘Pasha Bulka’ Storm (2007), Black Saturday Bushfires (2009), and the Victorian Floods (2010/11). He has been author of state-wide disaster plans, policies and resilience strategies, for which he has received several awards.

Andrews’s significant professional experience is complemented by his academic achievements having completed a Masters of Science (Honours) Degree and a Bachelor of Economics Degree.

Andrew is an Adjunct Fellow of Macquarie University.


  • 2022–present
    Chief executive officer, Natural Hazards Research Australia
  • 2002–present
    Adjunct Fellow, Macquarie University


  • 2002 
    Macquarie University, Science / Economics