Andrew Antoniolli is currently serving his fourth term as a Local Government Councillor on the Ipswich City Council after first being elected in 2000. His portfolio responsibilities within council include Animal Management, Community Safety and Population Health. He was a strong advocate for the Ipswich City Council’s decision to implement a ban on circuses with exotic animals.

He previously served in the Queensland Police Service (1990 to 2000) attaining the rank of Senior Constable. His primary roles within the QPS were operational, however he specialised in areas of Crime Prevention and Crime Intelligence.

Andrew is also involved in a number of community organisations including as Deputy Chair of the Ipswich Area Crime Stoppers Committee and as a Board Member of both the Ipswich Events Corporation and Ipswich Arts Foundation.

He is a Justice of the Peace (Qualified – Qld) and is also a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD).

He is the current Chairperson of the RSPCA Qld Animal Welfare and Ethics Committee.

Andrew’s personal interests include sport, the arts and keeping up with his family. He is married with five daughters, two dogs and two turtles (but only one of the dogs understands him).