Andrew Leigh "Drew" Clarke AO PSM is a senior Australian public servant, and currently the 29th Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull's, Chief of Staff.
Life and career
As a former surveyor who had worked in Australia and Antarctica, Drew joined the Energy area of the Department of Industry, Tourism and Resources in 2002 and moved to the newly created Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism in December 2007.
Clarke was promoted to Secretary of the Department in April 2010.
Clarke was appointed to head the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy in February 2013, an appointment for five years from 11 March 2013.
Following the elevation of Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull to the Prime Ministership in the September 2015 Liberal leadership spill, Clarke became Turnbull's Chief of Staff.
Clarke was awarded a Public Service Medal in June 2009 for outstanding public service in driving significant reform of the energy market.