Andy is ROCK’s Chief Operating Officer and is based in our head office in south Wales.
He is responsible for proactively reviewing and improving internal procedures, structuring and re-structuring departments, mentoring technical staff, developing processes and, ultimately, ensuring that all business functions are fully optimised.
In possession of a BSc in Computer Science and MSc in business and computing, Andy initially trained as an RAF officer before joining ROCK as a Projects Engineer in 2011. Following his appointment, Andy’s formative months were spent restructuring and building our project department’s capabilities and functions. So successful were his efforts that Andy went on to serve as ROCK’s Operations Manager – whilst simultaneously remaining heavily involved in our projects department – before being appointed as a director in 2016.
Throughout his time with ROCK, Andy has been the driving force behind vital alterations to internal practices within operational and administrative departments, including the creation of various dashboards that now inform behaviours across all business functions. Andy has also been responsible for mentoring and developing our technical talent with several of the engineers he has trained going on to serve as directors at large multi-national corporations.
Leveraging an inquisitive mindset and a restless outlook, Andy continues to refine existing and develop new processes that enable greater efficiencies and deliver an outstanding service to our clients.
In his spare time, Andy enjoys gaming, reading and golf. He is also a keen scuba diver and instructor, skier and climber - having scaled Mont Blanc. He is also a member of the Chartered Institute for IT, the British Computing Society and a military member of the Royal Aeronautical Society.
Andy’s areas of expertise include:
- System Integration and Strategy
- Cloud and Hybrid Infrastructure Planning and Management
- Software Defined Networking
- Quality Accreditation & Business Process Design and Management
- Complex Multi-Site Infrastructure design