Andrew became Chief Strategy Officer of the Transport Systems Catapult in May 2014 where he is responsible for the strategic direction of the Catapult, a newly established technology and innovation centre focussed on making the UK the global lead in intelligent mobility. The Catapult promotes sustained economic growth and wellbeing through integrated, efficient and sustainable transport systems. Prior to this Andrew spent over 6 years at the Technology Strategy Board as Head of Transport and initially Lead Technologist for Low carbon Vehicles. In his time at Technology Strategy Board Andrew developed the case for the Transport Systems Catapult and also delivered the Ultra Low Carbon Vehicle Demonstrator programme which saw more than 340 electric vehicles trialled in the UK in 8 locations.
His early interest in engineering and cars led to a Mechanical Engineering Apprenticeship after which Andrew joined Ford Motor Company where he held various positions in Engineering, Finance and Planning. In 1998 Andrew joined Visteon, a spin out of Ford, to take the role of Manufacturing Planning Manager. He then became Programme Manager for the cooling and air conditioning system to be delivered to Kia for their first European which was manufactured car in Slovakia. Andrew then moved to the Energy Saving Trust as Transport Research and Development Programme Manager managing the Department for Transport’s Vehicle Technology Research and Development Fund.
Andrew holds a BSc in Engineering Management from Anglia Polytechnic Universtity, an MSc in Automotive Engineering Design, Manufacture and Management from the University of Hertfordshire and also an MBA from Henley Management College. These were all achieved whilst working at Ford and Visteon.
Andrew is an active member on several Industry Technology and Strategy Groups.