Andrew Egan leads the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Agriculture, Infrastructure and Water Branch with responsibility for driving climate action across Australia’s development cooperation program, addressing food and water insecurity in our region.
Most recently, Andrew served for three years in Australia’s High Commission in Port Moresby. He was a member of the High Commission’s senior management team, leading work on Bougainville and Kokoda; Subnational Development; Governance, Law and Justice; Education and Gender.
Before moving to PNG, Andrew led DFAT’s Humanitarian Response, Risk and Recovery Branch with responsibility for humanitarian response, disaster risk reduction and preparedness, and post-crisis recovery. Andrew was a founding member of DFAT’s innovationXchange and led the drafting of the Australian Government’s 2014 development policy, Australian Aid. Andrew also led the Department’s Governance Branch and Strategic Planning Branch, serving overseas for four years in the Philippines (2009 – 2013), and helping to establish the Office of Development Effectiveness.
Prior to joining DFAT in 2006, Andrew was based in the United States workingwith the international NGO, Human Rights Watch. He holds a Masters degree from Princeton University’s School of International and Public Affairs and a Bachelor of Science/Law from Monash University