Andrew Dettmer is National President of the AMWU. He has held that position since mid-2012. Prior to this he was Queensland and Northern Territory State Secretary of the union from 2003. He has been involved in the labour movement and the Australian Labor Party for more than 30 years. Originally from Victoria, he has recently moved back to Victoria from Queensland to undertake his duties as National President. Andrew has a lifelong interest in labour and trade union history, and holds an Honours degree in history from Monash University.