Antarctic medal for a lifetime of international policy work

Andrew Jackson speaking at a conference
Andrew Jackson, winner of the 2014 Phillip Law Medal. (Photo: AAD)

An expert in Australian Antarctic policy has been awarded the 2014 Australian National Antarctic Research Expedition’s (ANARE) Phillip Law Medal.

Andrew Jackson received the award for his outstanding contribution to Antarctic affairs and the Antarctic community, particularly for his leadership and achievement in the field of international Antarctic Policy.

Mr Jackson worked for the Australian Antarctic Division for 31 years in a variety of roles including as General Manager of Policy, Head of Australia’s delegation to the annual Antarctic Treaty Committee Meeting, and as an Antarctic voyage leader. After his retirement from the Antarctic Division in 2009 Mr Jackson served as the Head of the Host Country Secretariat for the 2012 Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting in Hobart, which was attended by more than 300 delegates from over 50 nations.

The Phillip Law Medal was established in 2011 to celebrate the life and achievements of Dr Phillip Garth Law, the ANARE Club's founder and patron. Dr Law was founding Director of the Australian Antarctic Division from 1949 until 1966.