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    Mr Andrew Wear

Andrew is Director of the Medical Technologies and Pharmaceuticals branch at the Victorian Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR), where he leads the development of government policy aimed at growing the economic impact of this sector. Andrew has played a key role in initiatives such as BioCurate, the Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre, the Medtech Actuator and the Johnson & Johnson Innovation Partnering Office.

Andrew is passionate about public policy. His work has been published in the Australian Journal of Public Administration, Public Administration Today, the Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, Urban Policy and Research, The Mandarin and The Guardian.

Holding a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and Bachelor of Laws from the University of Melbourne, Andrew has also completed a Graduate Diploma in Applied Economics from Murdoch University and a Master of Arts in policy studies from the University of Melbourne. In 2015 Andrew completed the Senior Executive Fellows program at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.

Andrew is a Victorian Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia and a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. A passionate supporter of equity in education, he is a non-executive Director of Ardoch Ltd, a children's education charity. He speaks conversational French and German.