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Integrity, Respect, Diversity

Gregory Andrews

Explore Gregory Andrews' dynamic career across government, NGOs, academia and his own business. From foreign policy to climate change, biodiversity conservation and Indigenous affairs, Gregory's diverse roles reflect his commitment to diversity, and leadership excellence.

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Gregory represented Australia as an Ambassador and High Commissioner in West Africa, and as a diplomat in China, Japan and the United Nations.


As Australia’s first-appointed Threatened Species Commissioner, Gregory wrote and implemented Australia’s first Threatened Species Strategy and first Threatened Species Prospectus. He worked at SES levels in the Departments of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Environment, Climate Change, and Indigenous Affairs. As a not-for-profit CEO, he led, grew and reformed a national Indigenous charity. He is an experienced Indigenous champion and career mentor for First Nations peoples.


Gregory speaks French and Mandarin. He has a First Class Honours Degree in Economics and a Masters Degree in Foreign Affairs and Trade.


Gregory is an Associate Adjunct Professor at the University of Canberra's Centre for Applied Ecology.  


Gregory is the founder and Managing Director of Lyrebird Dreaming Pty Ltd. In 2023, he co-designed and wrote a Reconciliation Action Plan for the National Capital Authority; wrote an Indigenous Employment Strategy and Indigenous Career Investment Program for Australia's Parliament House; and developed an Aboriginal Community Inclusion Strategy for the Cooks River Alliance. He also conducted a review of the Board of SydWest Multicultural Services.

Gregory is currently advising the National Library of Australia on implementation of its Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property Protocol. Gregory is Deputy Chair of the Canberra Writers Festival and writes his own policy blog as well as for Pearls and Irritations, the Canberra Times, and other outlets.

In November 2023, Gregory undertook a #ClimateHungerStrike on the lawns of Parliament House calling on the Australian Government to take stronger action for our kids and future. 

Climate and environment policy leadership
Governance advice and evaluations
Communications, media and social media
Negotiation and influence
Indigenous cultural competency training
Indigenous leadership and coaching
Indigenous policy, engagement and consultation
Indigenous community co-design processes
Reconciliation Action Plans
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