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Professor and Director of Research, ANU Law School, Australian National University

Professor Andrew Macintosh is a regulatory and environmental markets expert based at the ANU Law School, where he is Director of Research. He is one of Australia’s preeminent experts on environmental policy design and evaluation, particularly the design and administration of environmental markets and environmental certification schemes.

Among other things, he was Chair of the Australian Government’s Domestic Offsets Integrity Committee and Emissions Reduction Assurance Committee between 2013-2020, a member of the Australian Government’s Emissions Reduction Fund Expert Reference Group in 2014, an Associate Member of the Climate Change Authority in 2015-2016, a member of the Expert Panel Examining Additional Sources of Low Cost Abatement (King Review) in 2019-2020, a member of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act Expert Review Panel in 2019-2020, and is currently a program lead for the Australian Government’s Agriculture Biodiversity Stewardship Package and National Biodiversity Trading Platform. Between 2019 and early 2021, he also Chaired Accounting for Nature Ltd’s Standards & Accreditation Committee and prepared its accreditation standard for environmental accounts, the first of its kind in Australia.

In 2020, he served as one of the three Commissioners on the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements (otherwise known as the ‘Bushfires Royal Commission’).

Professor Macintosh works extensively with the private sector as an advisor and director. He is currently a director of the Paraway Pastoral Company Ltd. He was also a strategic advisor to LMS Energy Pty Ltd in 2021, a director of the Port of Newcastle over the period 2017-2019 and a director of the Sydney Desalination Plant between 2018-2020.

His research has been published in the most prestigious environment journals in the world, including Nature Climate Change, Climatic Change and the Journal of Environmental Law. Professor Macintosh was awarded the Schlamadinger Prize for Climate Change Research in 2012.


  • –present
    Professor, ANU College of Law


  • 2000 
    University of Tasmania , Graduate Diploma in Environmental Studies
  • 1998 
    College of Law , Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice
  • 1997 
    University of Sydney , B.Com
  • 1997 
    University of Sydney , LLB