Director, Sustainability and Finance Specialist, University of Western Australia

Dr. Mark A. Andrich is a research and financial consultant with 15 years research experience in sustainability (energy, climate and water) and finance. Mark grew up in Perth, Australia, and lived in New York for most of the 2000's where he worked as a research analyst and trader for a US and BVI long-short equities hedge fund that specialized in technology and energy equities.

Mark has an oil and gas engineering degree, a commerce degree, and a PhD in engineering that he gained under the supervision of Professor Jörg Imberger (winner of the Stockholm Water Prize and Professor of Environmental Engineering) at the University of Western Australia, and Lord Ron Oxburgh (former Chairman of Shell) at Cambridge University. Mark’s research led to the establishment of Western Australia’s sovereign wealth fund, and he showed how land clearing led to reduced rainfall in Western Australia, and how wealth inequality was an obstacle to sustainable development of energy use.

Mark has published international journal articles in the fields of energy, financial and water sustainability under conditions of high wealth inequity. He currently consults to Government departments on projects as a finance, sustainability and cost benefit analyses. He is a director of Sustainable Trust.

Experience

  • 2013–present
    Chief executive officer, Sustainable Trust (www.sustainabletrust.com)
  • 2013–2014
    Honorary Research Fellow, University of Western Australia

Education

  • 2012 
    University of Western Australia, PhD (Engineering)
  • 2008 
    Columbia University, Certificate of Strategic Account Management
  • 2000 
    University of Western Australia, B. Com
  • 2000 
    University of Western Australia, Bachelor of Engineering (Hons)

Publications

  • 2013
    Inequality as an obstacle to sustainable electricity and transport energy use, Energy for Sustainable Development, Elsevier
  • 2013
    The effect of land clearing on rainfall and fresh water resources in Western Australia: a multi-functional sustainability analysis, International Journal of Sustainable Development & World Ecology, Taylor & Francis
  • 2012
    Raising Utility and Lowering Risk through Adaptive Sustainability: Society and Wealth Inequity in Western Australia, Journal of Sustainable Development
  • 2003
    Cost-Effective Design Criteria for Australian Monopod Platforms, Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, ASME

Honours

Honorary Research Fellow, UWA; Society of Petroleum Engineers Student Prize (1999)