Andrew has spent the majority of his working life in education. Having trained initially as a musician, this led to working in schools and following a period of teaching to a role as Head of Arts for an Education Service in Scotland. During this time, he trained in Management, gaining an MBA, which led to a move into the Academies sector where, in addition to setting up a number of new academies, he has worked in both individual schools and Multi Academy Trusts. Andrew is a qualified accountant, holding membership of both the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and the Chartered Institute of Public Finance Accountancy as well as Fellowship of the Chartered Management Institute. Andrew took up post at MHA as Strategic Director of Finance and Corporate Services in September 2018.