Andrew's interest in all things about engineering led him to Ford Motor Company after completing a mechanical engineering apprenticeship. Spending 17 years at Ford and then its spin-out, Visteon, Andrew had a variety of roles including component engineer, manufacturing planner and program manager. During that time he also gained a BSc, MSc and an MBA all completed part time whilst holding full time roles.
After leaving Visteon to ‘make a difference’ more broadly, Andrew joined the Technology Strategy Board where, as Lead Technologist for Low Carbon Vehicles and then Head of Transport he delivered over half a billion pounds of R&D support to UK industry. Looking to help develop the UK capabilities for the emerging intelligent mobility market he joined the Transport Systems Catapult as Chief Strategy Officer in May 2014.
In 2017 Andrew decided to set up A + E Ltd to continue to help industry by providing thought leadership and strategic insight, helping them connect and collaborate through a deep understanding of the needs of the automotive sector.
In February 2018 Andrew took on the role of MD of Shyft Mobility which is developing a new solution for urban transport.