Lunch with a Leader – Canberra – Andrew McConville

Andrew McConville

Chief Executive, Murray Darling Basin Authority

As the Basin Plan Review 2026 gets underway and with the Restoring Our Rivers Bill now in focus the ongoing management of Basin water resources remains high on the agenda. Join us as Andrew reflects on the successes and challenges of his first year in the job and where to next in what is a pivotal time for the Murray Darling Basin and its communities.

When: Tuesday 5 December, 11.30am-1.30pm AEDT

Where:  Smith Murdoch Boardroom, Peppers Gallery Hotel, Canberra

Andrew McConville commenced as Chief Executive of the MDBA in June 2022. Before joining the MDBA he was the Chief Executive of the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association, a position he held since 2019. Andrew worked for more than a decade with Syngenta, one of the world’s leading agribusinesses where he held several senior roles, including the Global Head of External Affairs and Communication based in Basel, Switzerland. Prior to this, Andrew ran his own agribusiness public relations consultancy and worked as Head of Corporate Affairs for Business at the National Australia Bank.

Andrew holds a first-class honours degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of New England and a Master of Science in Agricultural Economics from the University of Oxford.

About PCT Lunch with a Leader series

Peter Cullen Trust “Lunch with a Leader” events bring some of Australia’s most respected and influential people in the water and natural resources sector together with Fellows and Friends of the Trust, in small, intimate and trusted conversations under Chatham House rule.  Hosted by Fellows, lively and informal discussion is supported by a pleasant lunch, mineral water and coffee.

Cost is $66 per head and pre-booking is essential.  Please contact ACT City Lead Josh Hindson on 0439 430 419 if you have any dietary requirements.

Each lunch is limited to 15 attendees, allocated on a first-in basis. Mark your diaries and register online HERE 


Contact our ACT City Lead, Josh Hindson, on 0439 430 419 or .



Peppers Gallery Hotel - Smith Murdoch Boardroom
15 Edinburgh Avenue, Acton, ACT 2601


Dec 05 2023


11:30 am - 1:30 pm