CGIAR interim Executive Managing Director
Andrew Campbell is acting as CGIAR interim Executive Managing Director from August 24 to December 1, 2023. He most recently served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), appointed by the Foreign Minister in 2016. Prof. Campbell has held influential roles in sustainable agriculture and research management for over thirty years, including serving on the CGIAR System Board from 2016-23.
Campbell was Australia’s first National Landcare Facilitator, and CEO of Land & Water Australia for seven years from 2000. He is Patron of Landcare in Victoria, succeeding the late Joan Kirner in 2015. Professor Campbell is an elected Fellow of the Australian Academy for Technology and Engineering, a Professorial Fellow at the Fenner School, and a Fellow of the Australian Institute for Company Directors. He chaired the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GRA) in 2020-21 .Andrew Campbell has written widely on landcare, sustainability and the science-policy interface. He is still involved in his family farm in south-eastern Australia, where his family has been farming since the 1860s.