Andrew MacLeod is Non-Executive Chairman of British based Griffin Law, Non-Executive Director at Risk Advisory Group, founding Director of child protection charity Hear their Cries and a Vice Chancellor’s distinguished Fellow at Deakin University amongst other activities.
Andrew MacLeod advises a number of companies on their stakeholder relations and external risks, is a member of the Chatham House/ICRC Expert Panel on Humanitarian Negotiations with Non-State Armed Groups, was an Affiliate Senior Associate to the Center for Strategic International Studies in Washington DC, served on the Advisory Boards of the World Economic Forum’s Future of Civil Society Project Advisory Board, King's College Humanitarian Futures Project and the UN Expert Group on Responsible Business and Investment in High-Risk Areas.
His humanitarian activities included time as Chief of Operations of the UN Emergency Coordination Centre in Pakistan, where MacLeod negotiated a complex series of relationships that saw the Pakistan military, international NGOs, UN agencies, US military, UK military and non-state militant groups all playing a role in delivering a successful operation without casualties or conflict.
At the International Committee of the Red Cross Macleod served in the Balkans and Rwanda during the 1990s. He set up and ran Law of Armed Conflict training with military units in Rwanda and former Yugoslavia that resulted in a measurable decrease in civilian casualties.
Macleod holds a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws from Tasmania University, a Master of Laws from Southampton University, a Graduate Diploma in International Law from Melbourne University and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Research interests centre around identifying the scale of sexual exploitation and abuse, particularly of children, by aid workers, how to identify fathers with advanced DNA techniques, gain justice for victims and children, and use extra-territorial criminal laws to gain appropriate prosecution.