SpecialityChief Commercial Officer, UK Ministry of Defence
Andrew has worked in the commercial, procurement and supply chain profession for the whole of his career, working in health, infrastructure international aid, construction and local government before joining the Civil Service. During this time he has delivered complex commercial deals, across property, infrastructure, IT categories and a range of national outsourcing service programmes in health, education and government.
Andrew is currently the Chief Commercial Officer at the UK Ministry of Defence and is the senior responsible advisor across Defence for commercial and industrial issues. The role also covers the overall functional leadership of over 2,000 procurement and commercial professionals in Defence. The commercial function covers an annual spend in excess of £20bn across a diverse and complex set of programmes and categories covering major platform acquisition, infrastructure, estates and FM and IT & digital.
Andrew is also leading an Acquisition Review across Defence as part of the Departments transformation programme which is looking to fundamentally improve the way in which we acquire military capability in the future.