Andrew joined HM Land Registry in 2005 and has recently returned to his role as Chief Geospatial & Data Officer following a period as interim Director of Digital, Data and Technology. His career has focused on the strategic and innovative usage of geospatial data and systems in the public and private sectors.
He began his career as an academic, carrying out post-doctoral research into geospatial systems. He then spent time in the geospatial industry working in commercial roles and for a local authority. He joined the Civil Service in 1995, working for Ordnance Survey for 10 years, where he was responsible for the introduction of the ground-breaking MasterMap. He is a past Chairman of the Association for Geographic Information and board member of EuroGeographics.