Andy is engaged with FutureEnergy helping audiences understand the global energy supply transition journey as it plays out on the regional and national economies on six continents. Until recently he was the first Secretary General of the London-based Secretariat of the International Gas Union.  He is a non-executive director of Seawind Technology.

He started his working career with Eskom and joined Shell in 1996 where he was actively involved in alliances with Gazprom, CNOOC and SINOPEC, in Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) shipping, in Sakhalin Energy in Russia, Gorgon LNG in Australia and in LNG Canada.

He was educated as an Electrical Engineer at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa, with further qualifications in Commerce, Management and Business Administration at the Harvard Business School and University of the Witwatersrand, University of South Africa and Insead. He has been awarded an honorary doctorate in Engineering by the University of Stellenbosch.

He has lived in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Boston, London, Lima, Moscow, Beijing, Tokyo, Sakhalin, Perth, The Hague and Vancouver. He has travelled to 90 countries on business and private visits. He is a member of The Royal Institute of International Affairs, and a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.