Richard Andrews is a Visiting Fellow at the Crawford School, based in the Centre for Climate and Energy Policy. Richard is a former senior official at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) where he undertook a wide variety of roles, including diplomatic postings in Kuala Lumpur, Tokyo (twice), London, and, most recently, as Ambassador in Dublin. Previous roles in Canberra included leading policy coordination on development, climate and anti-corruption issues and developing Australia’s approach to international stakeholder engagement for the G20 Taskforce in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet during Australia’s hosting of the G20 in 2014; preparing the Australian Government’s response to the Mortimer review of Trade Policy; producing a number of major reports on key Australian markets as Executive Director of the Economic Analytical Unit in DFAT; and negotiating on chemical and biological disarmament. Richard speaks Japanese.
Richard’s research interests are in the areas of energy transitions and climate action, including linkages between technological developments, innovation and the politics, at both domestic and international levels, of the clean energy transition.