Sustainability and Finance Specialist - Energy - Water, University of Western Australia

Dr. Mark A. Andrich is an energy and water sustainability specialist. Mark developed his financial experience during rigorous academic pursuits and rich industry experience as an oil & gas engineer, a research analyst, a hedge fund trader, and the founder of a water investment business. Mark has published international journal papers across of range of energy and water sustainability topics.

Mark's PhD was sustainability of energy and water resources from the perspective of household income levels which led to WA establishing Australia's first state sovereign wealth fund. His article, "Inequality as an obstacle to sustainable electricity and transport energy use", co-authored with Lord Oxburgh and Prof. Jorg Imberger, is the the top 5% of all articles ever tracked by Altmetric.


  • 2013–present
    Chief executive officer, Sustainable Trust (
  • 2013–2014
    Honorary Research Fellow, University of Western Australia


  • 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)


  • 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


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