Founding Partner, Charlotte Street Partners
Andrew grew up in Lanarkshire and studied at St Andrews and Strathclyde Universities before beginning his career as a Civil Servant with the Government Economic Service. He joined the headquarters team of the SNP as Researcher / Economist and as Director of Business for Scotland through the 1997 General Election and Referendum. He then joined the Royal Bank of Scotland as a business economist before being elected as a Member of the first Scottish Parliament in 1999. During his time in Parliament, Andrew served as the Shadow Minister for Finance, Economy, Transport and Lifelong learning. He was also a columnist for The Sunday Mail.
From 2003 Andrew held a number of posts at RBS Group including Deputy Chief Economist and through the banking crisis as Head of Group Communications. In 2012, Andrew joined WPP in a client strategy role before launching Charlotte Street Partners in 2014.
Andrew is a Trustee of The John Smith Memorial Trust and a Director of Motherwell Football Club. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers Scotland and a Member of the Institute of Fiscal Studies, the Institute of Directors and the David Hume Institute. He is a member of the new Public Policy Advisory Board of Glasgow University and writes and broadcasts regularly including a weekly current affairs “Scrutiny” column in Scotland on Sunday.
Journalist, BBC News
Former Chief Executive, The Place
Children's TV Presenter, CBBC
Senior Adviser Welsh Affairs for Severn Trent Water and Former Director, BT Wales
Professor of Economics, Warwick University
Paralympian & Crossbench Peer