Andrew is an entrepreneur and business leader in the real estate & built environment sector with a deep commitment to sustainable development. He is a founding Partner of Singapore-Headquartered AGP Sustainable Real Assets – a developer, investor and operator of sustainable infrastructure – and director of its renewable energy business, AMPYR Energy, which develops and operates utility-scale renewable energy generation and storage in Europe, Asia Pacific and North America.
Andrew took his PhD at St John’s College as an economic geographer – his research focus was on foreign direct investment and its impact on local economies. After post-doc he helped launch Segal Quince & Partners, the Cambridge-based economic and management consultancy with its ground-breaking study of the emerging technology cluster locally, published in 1985 as “The Cambridge Phenomenon”. He advised numerous public agencies, governmental bodies and Education and Research institutions on science and technology-based economic development.
He then had a 25 year career in international real estate and urban development and was UK CEO of Jones Lang LaSalle, the international real estate advisor, where he helped structure and deliver major urban development and regeneration projects, such as the London Olympics legacy, Greenwich Peninsula and what is now the O2, and King’s Cross.
He helped launch and was Chairman of the UK Green Building Council, which leads the campaign for a more sustainable built environment and whose membership spans the whole real estate and built-environment sector.
He served two terms as a member of the Governing Council of University College London and also its Finance Committee where he had oversight of its capital planning, including issuance of a benchmark “green bond”, and its many development projects including UCL East at the Olympic Park and the new UCL Institute of Opthalmology with Moorfields Eye hospital at St Pancras.