Andrew Heath is a management and corporate governance professional who has expertise and experience built over the last fifteen years, principally in the higher education sector. For almost 10 years he has been working at the Australian National University across a variety of higher education roles. He has experience in corporate and academic governance, strategic and business planning, change management, team development, leadership, policy development, stakeholder engagement and consultation. He is a passionate believer in the value of education to transform and build the economic and social wealth of our community and nation.
Beyond his professional work, Andrew is a committed community advocate and volunteer, with a strong personal commitment to giving back to the community through service. In addition to his service on the RDA Southern Inland Board, he presently undertakes voluntary work focusing principally on organisations that support cancer patients and community health causes, being a survivor of cancer himself, using his experiences to assist others.
Some of the organisations he is currently active in include the Queanbeyan District Health Service Community Consultative Committee, the Cancer Support Group – ACT Eden-Monaro’s own and the NSW Cancer Council (through Queanbeyan Relay for Life). Until recently has spent the last eight years working one-on-one with adolescent boys as a mentor through the Barnados Kid’s Friends program, supporting young men who have grown up in disadvantaged circumstances. He has also served as a member of the Council of the University of New England, Armidale, and is a Justice of the Peace.
Andrew holds Bachelor’s degrees on law and commerce from the University of New England, a Diploma of Project Management, and is currently finishing a Master of Business Administration at the Australian National University.