Andrew George is an innovative strategic thinker with considerable experience in higher education, medical research, research ethics and international partnerships. He has occupied senior roles at Imperial College London and Brunel University London, where he was Deputy Vice Chancellor responsible for education, international partnerships and strategic projects.
In addition to his leadership roles, Andrew is internationally recognised for his immunological research. His work was characterised by seeking innovative opportunities through collaborating across disciplinary boundaries.
He has contributed to the research governance, in particular research ethics, and is currently non-executive director of the Health Research Authority. He has also been Trustee of medical research charities, governor of a school and FE College, director of West London Business and director (and interim Chair) of Imperial College Health Partners. He has worked closely with business to address their needs, and to ensure that students are prepared for successful careers following graduation.
Andrew is an inspirational speaker to a wide variety of audiences and contributes to the national debate on education through his blog posts and conference talks. He believes passionately in developing members of his team so that they can fulfil their potential.
Andrew can act as a consult or undertake project work in areas of education, research (including links to industry) and research ethics. He also has experience of building international partnerships. Andrew has acted as executive sponsor of large capital projects (£50.5m) and the introduction of a university wide finance and HR system.
Andrew has extensive governance experience as a director, school and college governor, and a charity trustee. He has acted as chair of many committees (including quality and standards, research and remunerations) and is currently interim Chair of the Board of ICHP.
Andrew is available to coach individuals who want to develop their careers or improve how their performance in their current roles. He will work to help you identify the key issues that you have, and help you explore how to address them. Andrew provides and empathic and supportive environment for people who want to unlock their potential.