Andrea Koch

Director of the Soil Carbon Initiative

Andrea Koch led the Soil Carbon Initiative, a project of the Dow Sustainability Program at the United States Studies Centre, until January 2016.

From a fifth generation Australian farming family, she brings together her knowledge of agriculture with twenty years of corporate marketing and product development experience in the telecommunications and media industries.

Andrea has completed a master in sustainable development and combines deep experience in building businesses with the contemporary agenda for a sustainable approach. She works as a key advisor to business and government to engage in the big issues of sustainable development that face society, through the lens of soil science and policy.

Given the “soil in her DNA,” and her deep understanding of the societal transformation required for a sustainable future, Andrea is passionate about bridging the gap between farmers, consumers, business, and policy makers and bringing soil into a renewed place of understanding and recognition.