Andrew was born in Cumbria went to primary and secondary school in Appleby and after a few years wandering in London, France and the Czech Republic he has settled back in Appleby. 

He has completed studies in Public Administration (HDN), Theology (Diploma) and Philosophy (MA) and is currently studying an MSc in Digital Transformation. 

In his Career has worked in a wide range of role, latterly as a Management Consultant and Director of a European Consulting Organisation. He is passionate about how technology can help Cumbria be a key player in the Northern Economy – driving jobs and creative careers and services in this beautiful county.  

Andrew was recently ordained a Deacon in to the Church of England as a Self-Supporting Minister.