BSc Hons (Melb), PhD (Melb), GAICD
Andrew Sanger has a background in freshwater fisheries and biosecurity research, management and compliance. After completing a PhD at the University of Melbourne, he spent 10 years in Tasmania working on native fish conservation, recreational fisheries research and management, and limnological investigations of the State’s many lakes and reservoirs. In NSW he worked with NSW Fisheries in inland fisheries management and regional management of research and compliance, before moving into biosecurity compliance with NSW Department of Primary Industries.
He is currently Director of Invasive Plants and Animals with NSW DPI where he leads teams involved in invasive species strategy and policy, management programs, and research. Andrew is also currently the NSW representative on the Invasive Plants and Animals Committee and the Marine Pest Sectoral Committee, both of which report to the National Biosecurity Committee.
Andrew is also a non-executive director of Invasive Animals Limited and the Invasive Animals Cooperative Reserach Centre, which is transitioning to the Centre for Invasive Species Solutions in July 2017.
In addition to his areas of technical responsibility, Andrew has a strong interest in legislation and compliance, governance, executive management, and workplace health and safety.