Andy joined the Civil Service in 1995 after taking a degree in geography.
He spent his early career in a range of policy and private office roles in the Ministry of Defence. Following a secondment to industry and a spell in the Cabinet Office National Security Secretariat, in 2011 he led the team that set up Joint Forces Command as a major new organisation in Defence. Promoted to Director in 2014, he served as its finance and HR director before leading a major piece of organisational design and culture change work in MOD HQ.
He became the Strategy Director for Government Shared Services in the Cabinet Office in January 2018, and Executive Director with overall responsibility for strategy, delivery and technology, in December 2018.
Andy lives in Hertford and in his spare time is a keen runner and gardener.