Andrew is currently Chairman of the UK Innovation and Science Seed Fund (UKI2S), an early-stage technology investment fund, also a board member of Thames Ventures VCT2 and ACF Investors. In 2019 he led a Treasury project which resulted in the publication in April 2021 of ‘The Mackintosh Report: Getting smarter: a strategy for knowledge & innovation assets in the public sector’. This led to the creation of the Government Office for Technology Transfer (GOTT), where he remains an advisor.
He has a PhD in physics from the University of Cambridge and is a former Research Fellow of Darwin College, Cambridge and Royal Society Research Fellow. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics, a member of the Council of City, University of London and a member of Common Room at Wolfson College, Oxford.
His most recent executive role was as the founding Chief Executive of the Royal Society Enterprise Fund from 2008-2014, a unique early-stage technology investment activity backed by philanthropic funds.
Andrew has over 30 years of commercial and general management experience in publicly and privately owned high-technology businesses, including nine years as Chief Executive of Oxford Instruments plc, the first spin-out company from Oxford University.
He has held non-executive director roles with several technology companies and served on national and regional committees concerned with technical innovation and competitiveness. He speaks fluent French and conversational Japanese, plays the bassoon and real tennis.