Andrew is a highly respected Yorta Yorta and Gunditjmara leader in the Victorian First Peoples community. Since 2018 he held the role of Special Adviser for Aboriginal Self-Determination to the Victorian Government where he plays an influential role in embedding the ethos of self-determination across the whole of government. Previously Andrew held the role of the inaugural Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People in Victoria. As Commissioner, he was responsible for advocating for and overseeing the provision of state government services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, particularly the most vulnerable in the areas of child protection, youth justice and homelessness.
For 14 years Andrew was an Executive Officer in the Victorian Department of Justice and led the development of the Victorian Aboriginal Justice Agreement. In 2006, he was awarded the Public Service Medal and admitted as a Victorian Fellow with the Institute of Public Administration Australia. In 2013, he was appointed as an IPAA National Fellow.