5. Andrew Cox

CEO (ISC), Invasive Species Council

Andrew has more than 25 years experience serving the natural environment and leading environmental organisations and was appointed as CEO of the Invasive Species Council in 2014 after serving as its president for two years.

He has led community-based campaigns to protect threatened bushland areas, worked for the National Parks Association of NSW as its executive officer, the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service and Trust for Nature (Victoria) and is a respected participant in Australia’s conservation sector.

Andrew believes that invasive species, along with climate change, is one of this century’s two greatest threats to Australia’s natural environment yet invasive species are without the high-level attention they deserve.