Mr Andrew Birtwistle-Smith is currently the Chief Executive Officer at the Pangula Mannamurna Aboriginal Corporation (from May 2018) in Mount Gambier. Andrew has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Conservation and Park Management, a Diploma in Employment Services and Advanced Diploma in Community Services Management and has studied Aboriginal Leadership extensively and has served on Boards and Committees representing community and Aboriginal groups.

Andrew has held positions in State Government departments including Metropolitan Aboriginal Youth and Family Services, Principal Policy and Program Officer, Department for Communities and Social Inclusion, Strategic Policy Officer, Department for Education and Children Services and Regional Heritage Manager, Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation Division, Department of the Premier and Cabinet.

He brings strong community focus having developed long-standing cultural connections in South Australia, Nationally and Internationally to Country Arts SA’s Board.