Andy is a results-driven charity partnerships specialist. Starting his time at East African Playgrounds growing student income from £295,000 to £595,000p/a, he then moved to Rays of Sunshine to deliver a portfolio of partnerships – helping deliver a headline partnership with Deutsche Bank worth £1.2 million. Andy is motivated by working with charities and companies to utilise cutting-edge tools and models to create ambitious partnerships. In 2018, he was awarded ‘Best Fundraising Newcomer’ at the National Fundraising Awards and was named in the top “25 under 35 fundraisers” by Fundraising Magazine. He is the co-founder of the Fixing Fundraising podcast and Chair of Trustees at Raising Futures Kenya. Andy is a highly motivating speaker and facilitator who inspires people to collaborate to create change.
It has been a delight to have know Andy throughout his career and has been a pleasure to have worked with him over the past 5-6 years. Andy has a drive and passion that very few people seem to have. Andy started out with East African Playgrounds in a voluntary capacity and joined our full-time team at a junior level. His drive, determination and hard work saw Andy develop rapidly and quickly became a vital part of our management team. After several years working with us, Andy took the decision to further his career in London as we were no longer able to provide him with the progression he needed. Before he left Andy worked tirelessly with us to train his replacement and ensure a smooth and successful transition. He has continued to support our team and our work with volunteering days and will always be part of the East African Playgrounds family. I would recommend Andy to any organisation working in the charity and fundraising sector. He will work hard, learn and develop whilst increasing the impact of any organisation that he works with.Tom Gill, CEO of East African Playgrounds
Andy has three favourite jokes that he will tell you until he is blue in the face. He drinks far too much Dr Pepper, but will quote the tagline (‘what’s the worst that can happen?’) back at you if you criticize him. His adoration for videogames, puns and rum make him a meme-addict and a good person to be around at parties. The thing he was most excited about when starting at Remarkable Partnerships was that Jonathan ordered him a presentation clicker – if you ask him nicely, he’ll show it to you.