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Andrew West

Andrew West
Job Title:
Advance HE Associate

Andrew’s career in Higher Education spans thirty years, most recently in the post of University Secretary at the University of Sheffield. In that role he worked to ensure the highest standards of governance in liaison with the Chair of Council, Vice-Chancellor, University Executive Board and Professional Services Directors. He was responsible for the administration of the corporate governance of Council, Senate and their respective committees, providing strategic, independent advice and support to Council and Senate.

Since 2017 Andrew has provided consulting services in the HE sector, working with more than 25 universities across the mission groups over the past three years, including governance-related reviews.

For eleven years Andrew led academic and student related services at the University of Sheffield, including the university’s academic administration and academic governance. His experience as University Secretary includes leading internal governance effectiveness reviews and commissioning/overseeing external review.

Andrew is a member of the Board of Governors at Leeds Beckett University, where he chairs the Board's Governance Committee and serves on the Finance Committee and the Remuneration Committee. Andrew is a former member of the governing Council of Westcott House, a Theological College at the University of Cambridge, and a former Trustee of the Students’ Union at Liverpool Hope University. Alongside his work with Advance HE, Andrew is Managing Consultant for AUA Consulting and he is a Halpin Consulting Fellow.