Chief Executive Officer
Professor Andrew Campbell FTSE FAICD
The CEO is directly responsible to the Minister for managing the affairs of ACIAR, in a way that provides proper use of the Commonwealth resources for which the CEO is responsible. As agency head, the CEO is also responsible for managing the agency with direct accountability to the Australian Government.
Professor Andrew Campbell was appointed to the role of CEO on 31 July 2016. He was reappointed to the role for another 2 years by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, in June 2021. Andrew has played influential roles in sustainable agriculture and natural resource management in Australia for more than 30 years. He has a Diploma of Forestry from the Victorian School of Forestry, Creswick, a Bachelor of Forest Science (Honours) from the University of Melbourne and a Master of Science (Management of Agricultural Knowledge Systems) from Wageningen University in The Netherlands. Andrew is an elected Fellow of the Academy of Technology and Engineering, Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and an honorary Professorial Fellow at the Australian National University.