Andrew’s early interest in engineering and cars led him to Ford and its spin-out, Visteon, where he held a variety of roles which included developing Ford’s first plastic throttle body, delivering Visteon’s European Electronics Manufacturing Strategy and a managing a £15 million per year project providing the cooling systems to Kia for their first European car, the c’eed.
After leaving Visteon, Andrew joined Innovate UK quickly becoming Head of Transport where he worked with industry, academia and government to develop and deliver programmes that provided over half a billion pounds of innovation support to the UK transport industry. He also authored the business case for the establishment of the Transport Systems Catapult which he subsequently joined as Chief Strategy Officer where he commissioned the seminal Travellers’ Needs and UK Capability Study. Andrew was a member of all UK Transport related Industry Councils working with government and industry to develop the UKs capability in Low Carbon Technology and Intelligent Mobility.
More recently Andrew established A+E, a consultancy which has helped many technology companies in the transport sector with strategy development and an understanding of the UK’s innovation funding landscape. He was also MD of Shyft Mobility, a start-up focused on utilising the spare capacity within informal transport.
Andrew holds a BSC in Engineering Management, an MSC in Automotive Engineering Design, Manufacture and Management and an MBA from Henley Management College. He is a Chartered Engineer and is a Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers. Andrew is a member of the UK’s Automotive Council Technology Group and also sits on the Automotive Electronics Supply Innovation Network (AESIN) Steering Group.