Andrew graduated from the University of Western Australia (UWA) with First Class Honours in Civil Engineering in 1984. After undertaking his Masters degree and spending some time in industry, he completed his PhD in 1992 and advanced through the academic ranks at UWA, being promoted to Professor in 2004. Andrew served as Head of the School of Civil & Resource Engineering at UWA for a five-year term from 2004-2009, and during this time established productive collaborations between the School and industry and international partners. In October 2009 he moved to Durham University in the UK to take up the role of Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Science). On the 1st of January 2014 he became President of University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland’s largest and most globally engaged university. In a constrained funding environment, he led the development and implementation of a strategy 2015-2020 which saw the University improve its student satisfaction, research performance and impact, engagement globally and with alumni and industry, non-exchequer income and philanthropic support. Andrew has published more than 170 research papers in refereed scientific journals and conference proceedings. His research encompasses structural analysis, structural dynamics, structural condition assessment, computational mechanics and soil-structure interaction. He is an elected Fellow of the Australian Institution of Engineers, the Irish Academy of Engineering and the Irish Institution of Engineers, a Council member of the Irish Universities Association and the European Universities Association, a Board member of the International Association of Universities, and an Executive Committee member of Universitas 21.