Andy has been CEO of The British Dietetic Association for nearly 12 years but has worked in the health regulatory and professional association sector for around 20 years, having worked with doctors, psychologists, complementary therapists, allied health professionals and others. His work around the UK and overseas is varied and involves him representing the BDA at the highest level, working with NHS healthcare professions, as well as Health Ministers and patients. He represents the profession at the NHS England Medicines Project Board and is currently working with NHS England on a new Nutrition and Hydration Strategy to improve outcomes in care settings and for vulnerable people.
His other roles include being a Director of a Scottish social enterprise, producing patient focussed resources on diet and nutrition, being a patient representative for ward inspections at Nottingham University Hospitals and sitting on the Joint National Formulary Committee of the British National Formulary (BNF). He has several roles with regulatory bodies, sitting as lay member of investigatory or disciplinary panels. He also sits on the Nottinghamshire Advisory Committee for the appointment of Magistrates and is a visiting lecturer on sports nutrition post graduate courses. When not at work he can occasionally be found supporting his rugby team, Northampton Saints.