Andy developed the business case and strategy for the £50m Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult in 2015, leading the Catapult from 2017. He has represented the Catapult during roundtable discussions with the Prime Minister and the Secretary of State in Hong Kong. Andy regularly gives evidence to Parliamentary committees, most recently on the National Security and Investment Act, the Telecom Security Act and the Parliamentary committee on semiconductors.
Andy chairs the Catapult Network Research and Technology Group, he co-chairs the Semiconductor Expert Working Group for the UK Telecom Innovation Network (UKTIN), he’s a member of the Strategic Advisory Board of the EPSRC Future Compound Semiconductor Manufacturing Hub and he serves on the Governments Semiconductor Advisory Panel.
Andy joined the Catapult from Innovate UK, where he delivered £15m of strategic investments in electronics, smart materials and compound semiconductors.
Andy holds an Executive MBA from Glasgow University, a research doctorate from Strathclyde University and is a Fellow of the IET.