Current Roles

Firetail: Strategy for social progress
Founder, Director

New Atlantis Ventures: Supporting early-stage science and technology ventures
Founder, Director

The New Humanitarian: Journalism from the heart of crises
Board, Vice President

Compass: Think tank for a Good Society



Andy is the founder and Director of the strategy consulting firm Firetail. 

He has over 18 years experience as a strategy consultant and is an advisor to senior leaders in higher education, NGOs, foundations and social enterprises. He also works as an advisor and investor with a number of start-ups and social ventures.

At Firetail, his clients have included the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the United Nations, the Royal Society, the Royal Society of Chemistry, the International Science Council, Transparency International, Malaria No More UK and Anthony Nolan.

Previously, he was Head of Strategy for Cancer Research UK, where he ran the Strategy Unit and Consumer Insight teams, covering fundraising, marketing and public engagement for the UKʼs largest charity. Early in his career he worked in commercial strategy and for the Prime Minister’s Policy Unit. 

He sits on the board of the New Humanitarian, the not-for-profit humanitarian news agency, and the think tank Compass.