“It is an honour to be a small part of the Happold Foundation’s drive for a better world.”
Andrew is a seasoned veteran of the Human Resources profession, with over 35 years experience working in the telecoms, medical, rail and built environment sectors. Of these, he has found the built environment to be the most challenging, as well as the most rewarding.
As BuroHappold Engineering’s HR director for eight years from 2002-2010, Andrew was responsible for the delivery of the firm’s HR service to 1600 building design engineers worldwide. He credits his time at BuroHappold, along with networking with other HR leaders in the industry, as opening his eyes to the passion and talent of the people behind successful projects.
Andrew has been a trustee of the Happold Foundation since 2015. He remains impressed by the work of the people dedicated to making the world a better-educated and functioning place by committing their own time to charitable works. He is looking forward to playing his part with all those involved with the charity.
My Engineering inspirations
The London Olympic Park; bringing together all our engineering skills to regenerate a much neglected part of my capital city, and it is a triumph where others have failed.
Sydney Opera House; has it all – outstanding and innovative use of materials and a unique heart stopping location just to celebrate the arts!
Hagia Sophia; classical mastery adapted over time surviving 1500 years of continuous use and still world class
The Hadron Collider; mind bending technology and collaboration to answer big questions – wherever next!