Meet our team: Andrew Legg
Andrew Legg commenced work at CheckUP in November 2022 in his role of Industry Workforce Advisor for First Nations Health Care and Social Assistance. Andrew is a Western Kuku Yalanji man of the Kuku Mini clan and the Malanbarra clan of the Yidingi peoples of Far North Queensland. He also shares ancestry to the Malakula Island in Vanuatu.
Andrew has a diverse professional background, having worked in various fields such as entertainment, trade, sales, business management, and human services. He is deeply passionate about working towards positive outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, as well as in areas such as human services, cultural practice and acceptance, the workforce industry, the environment and education.
Andrew is eager to utilise his skillset and knowledge to help identify solutions for businesses and assist them in applying for grants. CheckUP’s Industry Workforce Advisors are currently inviting Expressions of Interest from small to medium health employers across Queensland to access workforce planning assistance and services.
More information about the Industry Workforce Advisor program can be found here.
Q&A with Andrew
What were you doing prior to coming to CheckUP?
My professional background has been in a lot of different areas. Immediately prior to CheckUP, I held roles in restorative justice for criminal youth justice and multicultural affairs; and human services – youth work, disability support and housing and homeless services. I’m now excited to find my place with CheckUP as an Industry Workforce Advisor for First Nation Health Care and Social Assistance.
What does a typical day look like for you?
Wake up, survive another day, sleep and repeat. In all seriousness, my role as an Industry Workforce Advisor can be different every day! My work requires a fair bit of travel, as I’m usually busy meeting with health and social assistance employers or making it out to different communities across Queensland. I also work closely with the other Industry Workforce Advisors, especially my manager Vicky Meyers who is the Health Industry Workforce Advisor.
What aspect of your role do you enjoy the most?
Interacting with communities. Every community is different, and I enjoy working together so we can help those in need achieve positive outcomes.
What are 3 words you would use to describe CheckUP?
Family. Welcoming. Passionate.
What activities do you enjoy when you’re not working?
Anything that stimulates the mind, body and soul (outdoors, food, meditation, entertainment).
Who did you last listen to when you drove/flew somewhere?
David Goggins – Can’t Hurt Me.