Mr Andrew Seedhouse

Andrew Seedhouse is Chief of Cyber, Intelligence and National Security Division (CINSD).

Andrew is currently the Chief of Intelligence, Cyber and National Security (CINS) Division within the Defence Science and Technology Group, Australian Department of Defence. He started this role in 2022 and is responsible for working with senior colleagues in Defence to formulate the Innovation Science & Technology Programs for the Defence Capability areas of Intelligence and Cyber. He is responsible for the delivery of these programs of work to both the Defence clients and the Chief Defence Scientist.

As Chief of CINS, Andrew is also responsible for delivering Defences strategic IS&T programs in Information Warfare, Agile Command & Control, Artificial Intelligence and Quantum Systems. The role includes directing Defence support to the wider cross Government capabilities in National Security through the National Security Science and Technology Centre, which operates from within the CINS Division.

Prior to this role Andrew was the Chief of two Divisions, also in DSTG, starting in 2017. In addition, to directing research in Intelligence, Surveillance and Space he was responsible for DSTG capability development in these areas. This included: Over the Horizon Radar, MMW Radar, Electro-optic Surveillance systems, Sensor exploitation, Space systems, intelligence architectures and information analytics.

Prior to 2017 Andrew worked with UK Ministry of Defence in the Defence Science & Technology Laboratory working in the field of intelligence and surveillance, as well as leading research teams delivering countermeasures and protection solutions. Andrew also enjoyed a period of time leading innovation in UK Defence as the Head of the Centre for Defence Enterprise.

Outside of work he enjoys building a home in the SA Barossa Valley living off grid in the country side sharing the land with goats and dogs. He has six adult children split across two countries who he enjoys embarrassing as much as possible. Having arrived in Australia relatively recently he is enjoying exploring the outback with his wife Veronica in their FJ Cruiser "Rosie".