Cheshire West & Chester Council
Andrew was appointed Chief Executive of Cheshire West and Chester Council in July 2018. The Council has a strong track record in delivering strong local services, investing in its communities, and delivering effective local partnerships.
Before joining the council, Andrew was the first Managing Director of the new Tees Valley Combined Authority. He oversaw the creation of the new authority, the establishment of its constitution and investment plan, and supported the first Tees Valley Mayor. The Tees Valley became a flagship for successful devolution, with new powers and responsibilities devolved from central government, and a track record of strong cooperation between local councils, the business community and other partners.
From 2010-2016, Andrew was Assistant Chief Executive of Newcastle City Council: a time of great challenge for local government with significant cuts and transformation of services. He was Director of the Northern Way from 2007-2010, responsible for a major programme of economic cooperation across the North of England. Andrew first came to the North East in 2004, as Deputy Regional Director for the Government Office for the North East. From 1991-2004 he was a senior economist in HM Treasury, with roles leading on tax policy, international economics, financial regulation and employment policy. He holds degrees in economics from Cambridge and Oxford Universities.