Andy is a highly experienced and effective City Councillor. (please see ‘achievements’ on this site) He has had a diverse career including in finance, company directorship, teaching, conservation and economic research.
Since 1995 Andy has chaired a range of major Council committees, generally the ones with the largest and toughest workloads, covering variously Infrastructure, the Natural Environment, Recreation, and Strategy and Planning. He now chairs the Council’s Transport and Urban Development committee. He has also served on the boards of several Council companies and trusts.
Andy does a range of voluntary work. He was a founding trustee of Karori Sanctuary Trust (Zealandia) and is now a Guardian and a regular volunteer guide. He is the President of the New Zealand Traffic Institute (TRAFINZ). He also chairs the Karori Park Sports Club, and the Karori Brooklyn Community Charitable Trust, and helps out with Cubs.
Andy is a keen mountain runner and football player, now playing for Island Bay. He has been a long time member of the Executive of Waterside Karori and is a vice president of WKAFC. He is a long time member of Karori Baptist Church and of Tararua Tramping Club, and plays tennis, mountain bikes, tramps, kayaks and skis. He is a passionate Phoenix and Saints supporter.
Andy has lived in Karori for over 40 years, before that living in Ngaio and Khandallah. He is 54, married to Ann with children Brendon and Ella.