Andy Pitman, AO, FAA is a Professor in climate science at the University of New South Wales. He is the Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes.
He has 35 years’ experience, and broad interests extending across climate modeling, climate change, and climate extremes. Andy has been a lead author on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, winning the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. He was a review editor of the 2013 report. He has had multiple senior advisory roles in climate science for the Federal Government, the NSW State Government, as well as senior national roles in e-research infrastructure strategy.
He won the Priestley Medal in 2004, the AMOS Medal in 2009, the NSW Climate Scientist of the Year in 2010, the Royal Society of Victoria medal in 2020 and was elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science in 2021. He is also a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society and the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society.