2018 to present

Chair Desert Channels Queensland Inc.

 

2015 to present

Chair Lake Eyre Basin Community Advisory Committee

 

2017 to present

Chair Queensland Invasive Pest Advisory Committee

 

2015 to 2018

Chair NRM Rangelands Alliance

 

2005 to 2018

CEO/Secretary Qld Regional NRM Groups Collective Ltd.

 

2000 to 2005

CEO/Secretary Queensland Murray Darling Committee Inc, Toowoomba

Board Positions

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  • Initiated the formation of a state-wide Regional Groups Collective to provide a state-wide framework for NRM regional bodies
  • Initiated a cross sector alliance to drive the establishment of effective policy development policy processes, protocols and mechanisms for Outback Australia
  • Member of the Biosecurity Queensland Ministerial Advisory Committee
  • Chair of the National NRM Groups Organisational Performance Excellence Working Group
  • Established, over a five year period, a community-based Natural Resource Management (NRM) organisation, with an annual Budget of $13,000,000 employing 50 staff
  • Initiated the South West Strategy Enterprise Reconstructions Scheme to address social, economic and environmental sustainability issues for the Mulga Lands
  • As President of the Warrego Graziers Association and Executive Council Member of the United Graziers Association of Queensland, involved with the amalgamation of the three peak industry bodies to form what is now known as AgForce
  • Owned and managed a successful rural grazing property and retail business
  • Represented Queensland on the Australian Sheep Meats Council
  • Fulfilled the role of inaugural Chair of the South West Queensland Financial Counselling Service

Career Highlights

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  • 18 Years experience as a Chief Executive Officer
  • 10 Years experience as Office Bearer within Rural Industry Organisations
  • 20 Years experience of working with State & Federal Governments
  • 16 Years experience as Owner/Operator of Small Business
  • 3 Years experience as a Government Officer
  • 2 Years experience as a Rural Business Consultant
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Rural Technology)
  • Post-Graduate Diploma of Business (Property Valuation)

Qualifications and Experience

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With 35 years experience in the rural and regional sectors, Andrew Drysdale is recognised as a leader in community engagement and has a passion for furthering the endeavours of community based natural resource management.

 

A former primary producer himself, Andrew has a unique appreciation of the complexities and challenges that exist for farming communities on a day to day basis. Having worked for leading organisations in the agricultural sector, Andrew is acutely aware for the need to have proper mechanisms in place for the responsible management of land and other natural resources.

 

One of Andrew's longest enduring achievements was the establishment of the South West Queensland Financial Counselling Service in 1992. Andrew was the founding Chairperson and the organisation still exists today.

 

As a small business owner in Charleville during the demise of the wool industry Andrew experienced the devastating effect that the demise of a single industry can have on small business and rural communities.

 

Before starting his own community engagement consultancy business, Andrew worked extensively in leading organisations responsible for developing and delivering community based, natural resource management. His role in these organisations included empowering land holders, local government and community interest groups to better manage their natural resources.

Andrew Drysdale

Managing Director

Alsajad Pty Ltd was registered in 1990s when Jacqui and Andrew Drysdale were part owners of a Charleville Hardware store. They formed Alsajad NRM in 2018 when Andrew left his long time employment as the CEO of NRM Regions Queensland to pursue a long held desire to start his own NRM consultancy business.

 

Through Alsajad NRM, Andrew continues to help regional, rural and remote Australians sustainably use, enhance and protect the natural resources they depend on. Andrew believes that vibrant communities need healthy landscapes and that healthy landscapes need vibrant communities. They are interdependent!

About Alsajad NRM

What’s in a Name?

 

Alsajad NRM tells you a lot about its owners, Jacqui and Andrew Drysdale. The name "Alsajad" comprises the first two initials of their three children Alexandra, Samantha and James with a "D" for Drysdale to finish it off. It embraces Jacqui and Andrew’s core value of "family is everything".

About Alsajad NRM

0407 634 224

About Us

ABN 71 070 859 700

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Top Camp Queensland 4350

Alsajad NRM

Services

Community Engagement

Program Design &  Delivery

Support for Organisations

Project Management