Andy joins the Seatricity team after a distinguished career in the British Army which saw him promoted to become one of the Army’s youngest Brigadiers with responsibility for the integration and deployment of complex, innovative technology programmes across the Army, Navy and Royal Air Force.
Andy is no stranger to harsh environments, and isn’t afraid to get his hands dirty – he has seen extensive operational service on multiple deployments in Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan but he also has unique maritime experience as well. He has sailed around the world in the 1989-90 Whitbread Round the World Race, led the 2001-2 British Army Antarctic Expedition and, in 2014, was awarded the Royal Yacht Squadron’s Camrose Trophy Award for his double handed voyage to Spitsbergen. He is currently Chairman of the International Association of Cape Horners.
Andy left the Army to cut his commercial teeth as a Director with Inmarsat plc; building a track record of successfully advising Government clients around the world of the latent potential and benefits of adopting cutting edge capability. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, member of the Institute of Directors and has received a Queen’s Commendation for Valuable Service in recognition of his generic leadership qualities.
He may be well known and effective in Whitehall but he is at home in Cornwall. Andy and his wife live near Liskeard. He is passionate about the natural potential of the South West, and Cornwall in particular, and is uniquely well placed to help unlock it to the mutual benefit of Seatricity, the Cornish local economy and UK’s exploitation of marine natural energy solutions as a whole.