Professor Andrew Campbell FTSE,FAICD

Chief Executive Officer, Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research

Andrew Campbell is the Chief Executive of the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), appointed by the Minister for Foreign Affairs in 2016, and re-appointed in 2021.  At ACIAR he has overseen the development of a 10-Year Strategy 2018-27 that has consolidated the research portfolio around six high-level development objectives, overhauled capacity building with substantial investments in new programs and alumni, improved capabilities across the country office network, and transformed outreach, particularly online.

Among influential roles in sustainable agriculture and research management in Australia for over thirty years, Andrew Campbell was Australia’s first National Landcare Facilitator, and was CEO of Land & Water Australia for seven years from 2000.  He is Patron of Landcare in Victoria, succeeding the late Joan Kirner in 2015.

Professor Campbell represents Australia on the System Council of the CGIAR, and in 2021 was Chair of the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases.  He is an elected Fellow of the Australian Academy for Technology and Engineering, a Professorial Fellow at the ANU Fenner School, and a Fellow of the Australian Institute for Company Directors.  He is a Councillor, ACT Division in the Institute for Public Administration Australia and a Director of the Peter Cullen Water and Environment Trust. 

Andrew Campbell has written widely on landcare, sustainability and the science-policy interface.  He trained in forestry at the University of Melbourne, then in agricultural knowledge systems at Wageningen University in The Netherlands.  Andrew Campbell is still involved in landcare work on his farm in south-eastern Australia, where his family has been farming since the 1860s.

Professor Andrew Campbell – Keynote Address