Andrew is a digital communications and engagement specialist who is currently supporting Demsoc as an Associate.

Following a career as a local news journalist, in 2009 Andrew joined Podnosh – helping to run their award-winning Social Media Surgeries. Seeing how the surgeries helped community groups – and witnessing how groups could network, communicate and thrive online – inspired Andrew to pursue a career in digital engagement.

Since then he has worked for Public-i, first as their online communities manager – where he helped councils reach out to online groups and communities. Then he became a digital communications consultant – advising leadership teams on how best to respond to a changing communications and engagement landscape.

Andrew led the digital communications work stream for the groundbreaking NHS Citizen programme – pioneering new engagement and participation pathways for NHS England.

Since then, he has been an independent consultant, working with public and private sector clients on communications and engagement projects.