Andrew MacLeod

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Andrew MacLeod
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Chief of Operations, UN Emergency Coordinations Centre (2005-2008)
In office
2005–2008
Personal details
Born Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Alma mater University of Tasmania
University of Southampton
University of Melbourne

Andrew Michael MacLeod is an Australian/British businessman, author, former humanitarian lawyer and aid worker.

MacLeod is Chair of British based Griffin Law, a Non-Executive Director of the New York-based Cornerstone Capital, an advisor to Gane Energy Australia, Performance International and Critical Resource (UK); an Affiliate Senior Associate to the Center for Strategic International Studies in Washington DC; sits on the Sustainable Accounting Advisory Board; and advises numerous charities. He maintains a Commission as an Australian Army reserve officer. MacLeod is the former General Manager Communities, Communications and External Relations at global miner Rio Tinto,[1] a board member[2] and formerly chairman[3][4] of Principles for Social Investment. He served as CEO of the Committee for Melbourne and as Chief of Operations of the United Nations Emergency Coordination Centre in the international response to the 2005 Kashmir earthquake in Pakistan.[5]

Early life and education[edit]

MacLeod was born in Melbourne, Australia. He was educated at St Michael's Grammar School in Melbourne, where he was Captain of the School,[6] and obtained his combined Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Tasmania in 1993.[7] MacLeod also holds a Master of Laws (International Law) from the University of Southampton and a Graduate Diploma in International Law from the University of Melbourne.

Career[edit]

Humanitarian[edit]

MacLeod worked with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Yugoslavia during the Yugoslav wars and in Rwanda.[8][9] It was for his first deployment to the Balkans that MacLeod was awarded the Humanitarian Overseas Service Medal, with a second award of the Humanitarian Overseas Service Medal for Rwanda (Great Lakes).[10]

From 2003 to 2005 MacLeod was head of Early Warning and Emergency Preparedness for UNHCR. In 2005, MacLeod worked as Chief of Operations of the United Nations Emergency Coordination Center which provided information and coordination to the NGOs and United Nations agencies delivering aid and relief after the Pakistan earthquake, remaining in Pakistan until 2008. MacLeod left the United Nations in 2009 after a year-long deployment to The Philippines.

MacLeod became critical of the lack of effectivness and efficiency of the United Nations as he saw it. He raised a number of criticisms of the humanitarian system in his book "A Life Half Lived"Here including the UN's failure to crack down on UN staff pedophilia and hebophilia.

Business[edit]

Between 2010 and 2012, MacLeod served as CEO of the Committee For Melbourne, an independent network of Melbourne leaders working for Melbourne's liveability and economic prosperity.[9][11] He also served as General Manager Community, Communications and External Relations for global giant Rio Tinto. From 2013 Macleod has been a member of the Management Board of New York-based Cornerstone Capital, Chairman of Griffin Law and a Senior Advisor to UK based Critical Resource. He is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Academic[edit]

He currently serves as a Visiting Professor at King's College London and as an Adjunct Senior Lecturer at the University of Tasmania Law School. He is a Vice Chancellor's Distinguished Fellow at Deakin University.

Published works[edit]

MacLeod is the author of "A Life Half Lived" published by New Holland Press in 2013.Here.[12]

Sport[edit]

MacLeod won the Silver Medal for the 200m Butterfly at the World Masters Games in 2002.[13]

Awards and decorations[edit]

MacLeod is also a recipient of the Australian Defence Medal for his service as an Army Reserve Officer.[10] He was awarded the Humanitarian Overseas Service Medal twice. He was awarded the Deakin University Distinguished Fellows award, the University of Tasmania Foundation Distinguished Alumni award and the Young Britons Foundation Global Award for Freedom.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The vision's splendid, but now 'time's up'". The Age. Melbourne. 
  2. ^ "Leadership – Principles for Social Investment". Retrieved 2011-03-15. 
  3. ^ Galacho, Olga (2010-11-11). "UN picks Melbourne for new HQ". Herald Sun. Retrieved 2011-03-15. 
  4. ^ "Melbourne to HQ Global CSR Secretariat". Pro Bono News. 2010-11-18. Retrieved 2011-03-15. 
  5. ^ "PAKISTAN: Interview with Andrew MacLeod, head of UN Emergency Coordination Centre". IRIN News. 2005-10-26. Retrieved 2011-03-15. 
  6. ^ https://www.stmichaels.vic.edu.au/download/the_michaelian/1980s/The%20Michaelian%201985.PDF
  7. ^ "Undergraduate Course Guide" (PDF). University of Tasmania. 2010–2011. p. 56. Retrieved 2012-03-15. 
  8. ^ "Humanitarian leadership in action". Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action. Retrieved 2011-03-15. 
  9. ^ a b Dowling, Jason (2009-12-24). "Man of action takes on city role". Melbourne: The Age online. Retrieved 2012-03-15. 
  10. ^ a b "Search Australian Honours". It's an Honour – Australia Celebrating Australians. Australian government Awards. Retrieved 2011-03-15. 
  11. ^ McLeod, Andrew (2012-01-17). "Neighborhood – Andrew MacLeod steps down as Committee for Melbourne CEO". The Docklands Magazine online. Retrieved 2012-03-15. 
  12. ^ http://www.booktopia.com.au/a-life-half-lived-andrew-macleod/prod9781742572529.html;jsessionid=58860D61476078F3EE78C39FC481EDD9
  13. ^ "World Masters Games Day 6". 2010-10-12. Retrieved 2011-03-15. 
Business positions
Preceded by
Sally Capp
CEO of the Committee For Melbourne
2009-2012
Succeeded by
Kate Roffey
Preceded by
New Position
General Manager CCER Rio Tinto Copper
2012-2014
Succeeded by
position removed
Preceded by
New Position
Non Executive Director, Cornerstone Capital
2013-
Succeeded by
continuing
Preceded by
Non Executive Chairman, Griffin Law
2016-
Succeeded by
continuing
Preceded by
N/A
Visiting Professor Kings College London
2014-
Succeeded by
continuing
Preceded by
N/A
Vice Chancellor's Distinguised Fellow, Deakin University
2016-
Succeeded by
continuing
Preceded by
N/A
Visiting Senior Lecturer, University of Tasmania
2014-
Succeeded by
continuing