Andy is engaged with FutureEnergy.Global helping audiences understand the global energy supply transition journey as it plays out on the regional and national economies on six continents. He is based in London. Until recently he was the first Secretary General of the London-based Secretariat of the International Gas Union. He was a non-executive director of Seawind Technology.
He started his working career with Eskom, the South African electricity utility. He joined Shell in 1996 where he was actively involved in the alliances with Gazprom in Russia and CNOOC and SINOPEC in China, in Liquefied Natural Gas shipping, in Sakhalin Energy in Russia, in the Australian Gorgon LNG project, in New Business Development, and in LNG Canada. At ADNOC he was responsible for Fujairah LNG.
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, Vancouver and Abu Dhabi. 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.