Region 1 – North East
LOCs represented are:
Calderdale & Kirklees
Doncaster & Bassetlaw
North & North East Lincolnshire
Northumberland, Tyne & Wear
Rotherham & Barnsley
Andrew is the current chair of the Fund. He graduated from Bradford University in 1990 as a mature student, having spent seven years as an army officer.
Andrew has run an independent high street optometric practice with his wife in Ashington, Northumberland since 1991. During this time he has also been employed an optometric adviser for NHS North of Tyne and was appointed to the Professional Executive Committee of NHS North of Tyne as an optometry professional between 2007 and 2011.
He is a trained College facilitator and is a North East Council member of the College of Optometrists. He sits on the College Lay Advisory Panel.
Andrew has served on the Wansbeck District Council and Ashington Town Councils and is currently the Vice-Chair of the Ashington Town Team.