After graduating from his engineering degree, Andrew began his career by working with RedR as a fundraiser. He became very involved in organisational management and development, and was Chief Executive of Engineers Without Borders UK from 2008 to 2013.
Area of interest
Andrew is the Innovation Advisor at Field Ready, which uses disruptive technologies such as digital fabrication to transform disaster relief supply chains.
Andrew is embedded in the new 'Global Humanitarian Lab' in Geneva, where he convenes groups that include UN agencies, NGOs, companies and universities to promote and adopt digital fabrication innovations. His particular focus is on an 'innovation kit' and a collaborative platform for sharing globally-designed, locally-made supplies.
Andrew also works as a consultant for the World Bank on Open Data.
He was the first staff Chief Executive of Engineers Without Borders UK, until summer 2013. He is a director of the Appropedia Foundation, a trustee of the Humanitarian Centre in Cambridge, and was the technical editor of the world's first global report on engineering, the UNESCO Engineering Report. Among Andrew’s current interests is the use of Lego to promote generational change in sub-Saharan Africa, and developing the ‘massive small change’ concept for wider use.