From 2009 to 2018 Andrew has been Chief Engineer and Technical Director of High Speed Two Ltd, developing the principles, network and specific route designfor high speed rail in Great Britain. He is now Strategic Advisor to HS2 and the DfT on transport development, particularly that complementing the HS2 investment. Prior to that, from 2001 he was Chief Engineer of Network Rail responsible for the specification and development of the GB rail network, investment authorisation and overall system safety management.
He is Honorary Professor of Rail Engineering at Nottingham University and a Visiting Professor of Engineering at both Imperial College London and Southampton University.
Andrew is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Engineering and Technology, the Royal Geographical Society and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.
Andrew is Chair of the UIC World Inter City and High Speed Rail Committee. Previously he has been Vice Chair of the EU Transport Advisory Group, Chair of the UIC Infrastructure Commission and Chair of the EU Rail Research Council.
He has lectured on the transport, land use and economic planning effects of regional, freight and long distance rail developments world-wide.