Dr Kate Andrews
Chief executive officer, NRM Regions Australia
Dr Andrews is currently chief executive officer (CEO) for NRM (natural resource management) Regions Australia, the peak body for Australia’s 54 regional NRM organisations. She is also a member of the Future Drought Fund Advisory Committee and works with the Australian National University’s Fenner School for Environment and Society.
Dr Andrews worked with people across the Lake Eyre Basin, designing and establishing the Lake Eyre Basin Coordinating Group – Australia’s only community-designed and -managed cross-border NRM organisation – and became its first CEO. Later, as Land and Water Australia’s first knowledge and adoption manager, she worked with her team to link research with on-ground practice and policy.
More recently, Dr Andrews was based in Darwin chairing and reforming Territory Natural Resource Management while working across northern Australia. She has participated in national committees such as the Australian Landcare Council, CSIRO’s Sustainable Agriculture Flagship advisory committee, and been a director on the board of AgriFutures Australia.