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