Andrew has been a leading figure in civil society for 25 years.
He was the first chief executive of the Charity Commission from 2004 until September 2010, and is widely credited with ensuring the sector has a regulator that is fit for purpose.
He became guest-editor of Charity Finance for the February and March 2011 editions before taking up the role on a permanent basis until 2015. He was later a board member and executive editor at Civil Society Media.
Andrew has extensive experience of working with the charity sector. He was a senior executive with ActionAid (1986-1991) and Barnardo's (1992-1995) before moving to the BBC in 1995, where he was chief operating officer of BBC World Service.
Andrew was co-founder in 1988 of the Charity Finance Group (CFG), and its chair from 1992-1994. He is the author of The Governance and Management of Charities, and is chair of the Charity Awards judging panel. He received the Outstanding Achievement Award for longstanding commitment and service to the voluntary sector at the Charity Awards 2008.
He was awarded the prestigious Companion of the Order of the Bath in the New Year's Honours List 2011.
He is also a Visiting Professor of Charity Governance and Finance at Cass Business School.