Andrew J. Pitman
Prof Andy Pitman was born in Bristol and was awarded a bachelor’s degree with honours in physical geography and a PhD in Atmospheric Science by the University of Liverpool, UK. He also holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Educational Leadership from Macquarie University. Prof Pitman was Head of the Department of Physical Geography at Macquarie University from 1999 to 2003 and Deputy Dean of Division from 2000 to 2003. He initiated the Climate Risk Centre of Research Excellence there before moving to the University of New South Wales in 2007 to co-direct the newly established Climate Change Research Centre (CCRC). From 2011 to 2017 Prof Pitman was the Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science. Since 2017 he has been the Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes. This national centre involves five Universities, major Australian research agencies and many international groups.