Dr Kate Andrews has a diverse professional background which spans Natural Resource Management (NRM), participatory stakeholder engagement, north ad rangelands Australia, and research into policy and practice.
Dr Andrews has held a variety of roles across Australia, many focussing on NRM. Along with her role at the Fenner School Kate is currently the Executive Officer for NRM Regions Australia (part-time); a board director for Agrifutures Australia (RIRDC); University Fellow, College of Indigenous Futures, Arts and Society, CDU; and a consultant.
Earlier in her career Kate worked to establish the Lake Eyre Basin Coordinating Group (Australia's only community designed and managed cross-border NRM organisation), and became its first CEO, establishing the NGO from scratch.
Kate then worked as Land & Water Australia's first Knowledge and Adoption Manager, establishing a team of 20 people, developing the first knowledge and adoption strategy for LWA and establishing the Knowledge for Regional NRM program.
While based in Darwin for many years Kate was Chair of Territory Natural Resource Management and worked across northern Australia. She has participated in national committees including the Australian Landcare Council and CSIRO Sustainable Agriculture Flagship advisory committee.