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About Andrew

I am a Partner at Public Digital, helping governments, public institutions, commercial organisations and political leaders with digital transformation. I am also a regular columnist for Civil Service World, an Associate Editor for GovInsider, and have published a couple of books.

I worked in the UK civil service for 6 years, spending time in 5 government departments, covering digital, energy, health, climate change and business. I was appointed as a senior civil servant at 27, which was reckless of them. 

While at the Government Digital Service, I led the team that delivered the first government digital service standard and design manual, set up the Technology Leaders network and wrote the Digital Efficiency Report. I spent most of my time working on strategy, product management, data, governance and other forms of bureaucratic tradecraft. 

I ran a government review into applications of the Internet of Things, commissioned from Government's Chief Scientific Advisor by the UK Prime Minister in 2014.

Since leaving government, I have worked as a freelance digital consultant, spoken at a few events, and written widely on government and institutional reform. I was a Fellow of the Cambridge University's Centre for Science and Policy, and very briefly a Visiting Lecturer at UCL's Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose.

I graduated from Oxford University in 2006 with a first in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. I have been Vice Chair of Haringey's Alternative Provision service since 2015.  

Image credit: @creafarrar, One Team Gov, June 2017