Andrew is an independent consultant offering over 20 years of crisis and resilience planning; management system design and improvement; and emergency response leadership, across blue-chip private sector (operational and corporate), national government civil defence and international disaster relief / humanitarian response entities. Extensive international projects and disaster response experience across Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East, Andrew has been instrumental in defining and executing the strategic and pragmatic direction of organisational development and emergency responses alike. Respectful and self-aware, he aims to simplify ambiguous and complex situations to deliver consistent, compelling and definitive solutions to stakeholders across high-risk, fast-paced, diverse and culturally sensitive environments.
Andrew is part of surge capacity response teams for international organisations as both an Emergency Specialist and Humanitarian Affairs Officer: Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB); Canadian International Civilian Response Corps (CANADEM); Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), and; ShelterBox International. He is also a Registered Auditor with the 'Humanitarian Quality Assurance Initiative' (HQAI). HQAI is an independent auditor for the humanitarian and development sector that through a system of quality assurance, assesses the performance of organisations to determine the degree to which the implementation of the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS) exists.
Finally, Andrew is a Certified Emergency Manager (International Association of Emergency Managers), with Master's Degrees in 'Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management', and 'International Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid' respectively.
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