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EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Middlesex Polytechnic

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

WORK EXPERIENCE

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).

VOLUNTARY INTERESTS

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).

RADAR

Access Committee Member - 1999 to Date

Member of national advisory committee on access issues.

Gloucestershire Disability One-Stop Shops

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.

PAST ACTIVITIES:

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.