Gregory Andrews

  • Managing Director, Lyrebird Dreaming
  • Social media

Gregory is a D’harawal man. Gregory has represented Australia as an ambassador and a diplomate in West Africa, and in China, Japan and the United Nations.

Gregory was Australia’s first-appointed Threatened Species Commissioner. He wrote and implemented Australia’s first Threatened Species Strategy and first Threatened Species Prospectus. Gregory worked at SES levels in the Departments of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Environment, Climate Change, and Indigenous Affairs. As a not-for-profit CEO, he led, grew and reformed a national Indigenous charity. He is an experienced Indigenous champion and career mentor for First Nations peoples.

Gregory speaks French and Mandarin. He has an Honours Degree in Economics and a Masters in Foreign Affairs and Trade. Gregory and his family own and manage a 50 hectare conservation property in NSW. He is an Associate Adjunct Professor at the University of Canberra and the Managing Director of Lyrebird Dreaming Pty Ltd.

Gregory is currently writing a Reconciliation Action Plan for the National Capital Authority. He also writes for the Canberra Times and other outlets.