Andy joined the University of Surrey in April 2019 as Chief Information and Digital Officer and moved into the role of Chief Operating Officer in March 2020. As COO, Andy has overall responsibility for the following professional services activities of the institution – IT Services; Estates, Facilities & Campus Services; Marketing, Recruitment & Admissions; HR Services; Finance; Governance, Legal, Risk & Assurance (including Health & Safety); the Surrey Sports Park. The prime objectives of the role are to ensure effective day-to-day operations of the services, and to ensure that the services are positioned to effectively support the development and delivery of the institutional strategy.
Prior to coming to Surrey, Andy was Director of IT & eCommerce at Prêt A Manger until its sale to JAB. He has also built a highly successful technology business in the City of London and held roles in Space & Aviation, including development of the Ariane 5 heavy launch flight program. Andy holds a BSc in Microelectronics and Computer Engineering from Bangor University.