Andrea is an experienced media executive, leader, and on-air broadcaster and producer in radio and audio. She is currently the Discipline Lead, Radio and Podcasting at AFTRS.
Andrea worked at the ABC as Head of Planning for the Regional and Local Division, with executive responsibility for a portfolio including emergency broadcasting, diversity and inclusion, content collaboration, workforce development, and technology partnerships for teams in 56 locations. Prior to this Andrea was Manager of ABC Canberra, Program Director for ABC Radio Hobart, and Regional Manager and Breakfast Presenter at ABC New England North West. She still occasionally presents ABC Radio programs as needed.
More recently Andrea was the Director of Education for the Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism and Ideas, and before that co-Founding Director of the Economic Media Centre, a start-up project of the Centre for Australian Progress.
An Australian of Asian-European background, Andrea has a deep interest in striving for media to reflect and include all Australians. She designed and introduced a system to track diversity in media content at the ABC, after completing a Churchill Fellowship investigating practical strategies for increasing diversity in media. Andrea oversaw the ABC’s emergency broadcasting during the unprecedented 2019-20 bushfires, and led the COVID-19 operational response for ABC Regional and Local in 2020. She has served as a Walkley Awards category judge, and grants assessor for the Community Broadcasting Fund.