Andrew Wear appointed to BioMelbourne Network Board of Directors

Posted: 25 February 2022

BioMelbourne Network is excited to announce the appointment of Andrew Wear as a Director on its Board of Directors as of February 2022.

“I’m really excited to be joining the board. Melbourne has genuinely world class healthtech capabilities and the sector will be central to its economic future. I’m looking forward to contributing where I can.” – Andrew Wear

Andrew Wear is a senior Australian public servant and author. Currently City Economist and Director of Economic Development and International at the City of Melbourne, he has extensive experience working for national and state governments and his last role was as Director of Innovation, Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions, with the Victorian government.

Andrew has degrees in politics, law, economics and public policy and is a graduate of the Senior Executive Fellows program at Harvard Kennedy School. He is a Victorian Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia and a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

A passionate supporter of equity in education, Andrew is also a non-executive Director of Ardoch Ltd, a children’s education charity.

His first book, “Solved! How other countries have cracked the world’s biggest problems (and we can too)”, was published in 2020 and has since been translated into multiple languages. His latest book, “Recovery. How we can create a better, brighter future after a crisis”, was published in September 2021. His work appears in peer-reviewed journals as well as in The Guardian, the Australian Financial Review and other publications.

David Herd, Chair of the BioMelbourne Network Board of Directors, said, “On behalf of the Board, I am very pleased to welcome Andrew to our Board. His experience both across Public Policy and strategy within the Pharma and Medtech sector and his strategic ability to look at the future environment, will provide a valuable contribution to the Network, as we continue to evolve and grow as an organisation.”

The new Board composition is:


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