Andy new portraitAndrew’s early career was managing research and development projects using advanced technology software; knowledge-based systems, neural networks etc and their application to manufacturing, first at UMIST then at ICL (now Fujitsu).

Taking the opportunity to set up his own Applied Artificial Intelligence team, he joined Ferranti Thomson Sonar Systems (now Thales Underwater Systems) where juggling the competing demands for his specialist team demanded he manage projects within complex and fast-moving environments. As a supplier to the MoD, this was his first exposure to PRINCE.

In his subsequent roles as project manager and programme manager with PA Consulting, his experiences led to him crystallizing his thoughts on performance the need for effective project management disciplines.

During a period managing major projects for Centrica he moved his focus from IT to end-to-end business change.

Andrew then opted to join Dynamic Technologies as a director and consultant. Since then, Andrew has been honing his project management techniques while consulting on business change projects for several major clients, including Barclays and Vodafone. A PRINCE2 Practitioner, he’s been developing a suite of PRINCE2-compliant knowledge management tools to support “joined up thinking” within projects.

With experience has come the desire to pass on skills and knowledge, so Andrew has developed both training courses and coaching/mentoring programmes that have a successful track record.

In 2010, Andrew successfully completed a major project for NHS Direct (providing their new website) on time and under budget.

Andrew is a member of the Institute of Directors and a Fellow of the Association for Project Management.

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