Andrew Fairbairn has worked in the disability sector in Western Australia for the past 8 years. He brings with him years of experience from Government positions to NGO roles and running his own business around building the capacity of people with disability in his local community.
As a below knee amputee, Andrew brings a unique perspective, having both disability sector, and lived experience of disabilities. He is active in face-to-face and online community peer support networks, working with organisations such as Advocacy and Peer Support for WA Amputees and is the WA representative of the National Amputee Advisory Council with Limbs 4 Life and is the Vice Chair of the People with Disabilities WA Committee of Management.
He has a passion to see people with disability achieve their goals and dreams however big or small, and says “life should revolve around opportunities”.
Andrew is also a passionate jazz musician. He has a BA Jazz from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Edith Cowan University in 2002. After graduation, Andrew went on to teach at schools in the Perth metropolitan area before a change of career in 2010 Andrew is a trained saxophonist, an avid jazz lover, and currently plays in two bands: 2 or More with his wife and is the music director of Café Jazz, a seven piece ensemble.