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EDUCATION AND TRAINING
1969-73 B.Sc. Mathematics for Business - 1st Class Honours
University of Manchester
1973-76 M.Sc. Computer Science
Research into Communications Aids for people with disabilities
Professional Training Courses:
Hewlett Packard Ltd System Manager Course
Frost and Sullivan (and elsewhere) Short courses on: Object-oriented design, managing software development, testing software, office automation, SNA and SMGL/ODA.
Cranfield School of Management - 1991 Enterprise Development Award course
Andy is willing to work anywhere within the UK. He has worked in the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark and Greece.
He has experience of the following application areas:
Client/Server Systems, Television and Business Graphics, Information Systems, Stockbroker Back Office, Invoice Discounting (Factoring), Protocol Conversion Manufacture, Automotive Component Manufacture, Industrial Control Systems, Data Communication Systems, Charities, Insurance.
Andy has managed teams of programmers and analysts (up to 8 people).
SCOPE (formerly The Spastics Society)
Board Member - 1985 to Date
Member of board responsible for the governance of a national charity with a
turnover of £80 million. Vice-chairman of charity (1992) and chairman of
marketing committee (1992-1994). Major achievements include: significant
involvement in the process of changing the name to Scope; ensuring that all
regional offices and the new head office are accessible to people with
disabilities; producing the concept behind Fasttrack (a scheme to provide
management opportunities for people with disabilities).
Access Committee Member - 1999 to Date
Member of national advisory committee on access issues.
Chair of the Council of Management - 1999 to Date
Member of board responsible for developing a centre that will deliver broadly
based range of services to disabled people in Gloucestershire.
New Millennium Experience Co Ltd
Advisory Panel Member - 1997 to 1999
Member of the panel advising the consortium building the Millennium Dome on
disability issues with particular emphasis on staff training and access.
Central Transport Consultative Committee
Member - 1990 to 1993
Responsible for representing the interests of people with disabilities on the CTCC - the watchdog for the rail industry. Major achievements include: Checking access of new trains and suggesting improvements; meetings with Government ministers and senior rail industry managers.