Chief Operating Officer
Andy leads the University's Corporate Services, which includes Human Resources; Corporate Communications; Development, Alumni Relations and Events; Global Engagement; Public Affairs; Health and Safety; Sport Sheffield; Partnerships and Regional Engagement.
Prior to this role, Andy was the Director of Human Resources, leading the HR strategy and service delivery with a focus on the attraction, growth and engagement of world-class talent. Andy is particularly passionate about the importance of personal health, happiness and wellbeing in the workplace.
Andy frequently provides advice to a number of other UK and international universities on leadership development, change management, wellbeing and executive pay. He also mentors a number of other HR directors.
Andy is the former Chair of the Russell Group HR Directors Forum, a member of The Leadership Foundation for Higher Education (LFHE) Advisory Group. He is a Trustee Director of the University Pension Scheme and the co-founder and Non-Executive Director of the University subsidiary company Everyday Juice Limited.
His team has received external recognition for the breadth and creativity of their contribution, including from the CIPD, Universities HR (UHR), The Times Higher Education (THE), Employee Engagement Awards, Stonewall, Personnel Today and the HR Excellence Awards. In 2015, Andy was nominated as national HR Director of the Year. He is listed in the UK Top 10 of HR Magazine’s most influential HR practitioners for 2015, 2016 and 2017.
Prior to joining the University, Andy held several HR positions in the voluntary sector, housing associations and the NHS. Andy was educated at the University of Bath (BSc) and the University of Leeds (MBA) and is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).
Andrew is married with two children. When not working or at home he will almost certainly be out running, swimming or cycling.