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Andrew Humpherson has over three decades’ experience of government relations in federal, state and local government environments.
Most recently, he served as chief of staff to the Minister for Resources and Energy in the O’Farrell/Baird Government.
Prior to this, Andrew was the Member for Davidson in the NSW Parliament for 15 years and served as a Shadow Minister for eight years with portfolio experience spanning planning, environment, justice and corrections, housing, water, community services and emergency services.
Prior to being elected to parliament he spent five years as a local councillor including a term as Deputy Mayor of the Warringah Shire Council.
On leaving elected politics, Andrew managed the corporate affairs division for Australia’s nuclear agency, ANSTO. He has also spent time consulting across diverse sectors in his own government affairs business and held corporate positions with multinational energy companies. He has strong experience in issues management and crisis communications including with coal seam gas and radioactive waste.
Andrew brings to Barton Deakin’s clients a deep understanding of politics with extensive senior networks across politics at state and federal levels with a particular emphasis on the minerals, energy and development sectors.
He has commentated on elections and been involved in election campaigns since he was 13 years old. He is a keen representative touch footballer and snow skier, has coached junior sport and been patron of many community organisations as well as holding voluntary sporting body executive positions.