Andrew is the epitome of ‘calm under pressure’, a quiet problem-solver who is never flustered. Quick-witted and kind, he makes us laugh and feel at ease.
Learn more about Andrew in #2minuteswithcoretext
• Describe your job
I am the editor of Ground Cover magazine. I liaise between Coretext and GRDC, write and edit stories for Ground Cover, and wrangle other stories and content for the magazine to make sure we meet deadlines.
• How long have you worked at Coretext?
• Best aspect of your job?
Dealing with all the people involved in Ground Cover – some of the best science and agriculture writers in Australia, growers, researchers, people passionate about the grains industry. And seeing the magazine in print!
• Tell us about the photo you’ve provided.
This was on a camping holiday on Lady Musgrave Island last year, where we saw turtles laying eggs as well as the hatchlings scurrying down to the water. And the snorkelling was incredible.
• Where were you born?
Melbourne / Naarm
• What are the best things about where you live now?
I’m in Townsville now, and it’s so different from where I have been living for the past 20 years or so: warm, a bit wild, tropical, with lots of potential outdoor adventures on my doorstep. It makes a huge change from spending two years in lockdown in a Melbourne apartment.
• If you weren’t doing your job what would you be doing?
Swimming somewhere, or cooking up something tasty.
• What’s the smartest thing you’ve been told?
“This too shall pass.”
• What's the weirdest thing you've eaten?
Deep-fried crickets in Bangkok. Crunchy
• What invention would you most like to see created?
Any equally-rapid alternative to the airplane.
• What country would you most like to visit?
India. My great-great-grandmother was Indian.
• In life it’s important to:
Be kind, and put yourself in the other person’s shoes