Andrew has had a lifelong affiliation with broad acre cropping being born and raised on the land. His family owns primary production interests in the Border Rivers region of Queensland near Goondiwindi.
The farm business includes irrigated and dry land farming as well as a stud (Angus) and commercial cattle operation. Andrew’s links to the family farming business remain strong, playing an active role in the strategic direction of the business as well as its management and operation.
Andrew has held a number of senior positions including;
2008 – 2012: Science Leader – Sustainable Farming Systems, DEEDI Queensland.
2007-2008: Business Manager, Plant Science, Department of Primary industries and Fisheries (Qld)
2004 – 2007: Technical Manager Asia Pacific, Becker Underwood Australia PTY LTD
2003- 2004: Research Entomologist, Stahmann Farms Inc, Pallamallawa, NSW
2001 – 2003: Cotton Entomologist, Department of Business, Industry and Resource Development, Katherine, NT.
1998 – 2000: Senior Entomologist, Queensland Department of Primary Industries, Kingaroy and ICRISAT, Hyderabad, India.
ACFA wishes Andrew well in his new role with BSES.