Before joining Kivu International, Andy’s work spanned politics, policy and practice in the UK. Nationally, he ran a human rights charity during the Covid-19 pandemic and, before that, led research at think tank IPPR on housing and on national security. Regionally, he worked on governance and on community engagement with the Metropolitan Police. Locally, he was responsible for the finances of the London Borough of Islington through a decade of government austerity.
He has been engaged as a consultant by the Ministry of Justice; the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness; the Royal Society for the Arts; the New Economics Foundation; the Living Wage Foundation; Power to Change; the National Preparedness Commission; and several Members of Parliament, including Shadow Cabinet Ministers.
Andy has a degree in Classics from Oxford University and is a trained community organiser. He is based in Morocco, where he and his family now live.