Andy Kenyon has a 35-year career spanning a diverse range of themes and locales, including irrigation management, Australian 1st Nations land use and management, international development, program quality and organisational change management and leadership.
He has lived and worked across Indigenous Australia, Asia, Europe, the Pacific and Africa. Prior to employment with Red Cross Andy worked for Indigenous Australian organisations, for non-governmental organisations and as a consultant providing monitoring and evaluation services and training. While working for the Central Land Council in Alice Springs, his highlights included participating in a Social Impact Assessment of the Alice Springs to Darwin Railway and membership of the team, working on behalf to traditional owners, negotiating compensation for loss of Native Title resulting from the construction of the railway.
While working as an employee of Oxfam Australia he was involved in the management of major disaster responses in Sudan, northern Kenya, Somaliland, the Pacific and the Asian tsunami. Andy also led a major change process, devolving significant areas of management out of Head Office to country offices.
As a consultant Andy worked with AusAID, Australian Red Cross, Oxfam Australia, Ngaanyatjarra Council and the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara land management team. He was involved in developing Close the Gap Local Implementation Plans for FAHCSIA on Mornington Island and at Doomadgee in Queensland.
He also worked with AusAID Disaster Management staff to develop performance assessment frameworks for the Disaster Management strategy and for the Papua New Guniea Disaster Risk Management Program.
His expertise was also beneficial to the Victorian government departments in the natural resource sector, where he provided training and evaluation services, and with the Department of Sustainability and Environment to undertake an evaluation of that Department's and Park Victoria's 2009 bushfire recovery program.
Since joining Red Cross nine years ago and prior to moving back to the NT, Andy led processes of continuous improvement for the International Programs Department.