Luke Drandic

Assistant Director - Indigenous Rangers and Business Management Section, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF)

Program Advisory Committee First Nations Representative

Luke is a Goreng man from Noongar country in south-west, Western Australia with over 20 years’ experience working in different roles across the Australian Public Service in Canberra.

Luke joined DAFF in September 2023 and is now responsible for managing training initiatives under the Indigenous Ranger Biosecurity Program (IRBP). The IRBP helps protect Australia’s agriculture industries by contributing to the delivery of enhanced biosecurity capability in northern Australia. He is also responsible for managing the Indigenous Biosecurity Traineeship initiative for DAFF, which will provide an opportunity for up to five Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people to attain a nationally accredited qualification and gain experience working across DAFF and other agencies.

Luke has a long background in program, grants and contract management as well as policy development and implementation and has utilised these skills on various Government programs across the health, aged care, employment and First Nations sectors.