Andrew is based in Melbourne and brings a diverse background to The Nature Conservancy (TNC), having previously worked on the planning and delivery of multiple major international sporting and diplomatic events.
Andrew commenced with TNC in 2021 and is working on the Australian Reef Builder project, with a particular focus on the continued restoration of shellfish reef ecosystems in Port Phillip Bay.
Andrew has an honours degree in Agricultural and Resource Economics from La Trobe University and is currently studying post-graduate environmental management at the Australian National University.
Restoring shellfish reefs
Shellfish reefs are Australia’s most critically endangered marine ecosystem. Made up of billions of oysters and mussels, they once thrived in Australia’s bays and estuaries from Noosa in Queensland right around Australia’s southern coastline to Perth in Western Australia. Now less than 10% remain.