Since 2009 Andrew has led the specification, operational design, transport strategy and route development of HS2, the £55bn British high speed rail programme. He was Principal Witness before Parliament for the first phase Bill. He chairs the International Railway Union (UIC) World High Speed Rail Committee and advises other Governments on HSR and allied transport policy.
Prior to this he was Chief Engineer of Network Rail, accountable for overall safety and specification of the British rail network and chairing its investment committee. He chaired the EU Rail Research Council and the UIC Infrastructure Commission, and was vice chair of the EU Transport Advisory Group.
This followed a rail engineering, operational and general management career which started in 1973.
Andrew is an honorary professor of rail engineering at Nottingham University and a visiting professor of engineering at both Imperial College, London and Southampton University.