Andy has a BA in French/German from Manchester University, UK, and a PGCE and a diploma in teaching English overseas. He has been the headmaster of Newton College, Lima, Peru since 2002 (formerly, Director of Studies, IB Diploma Coordinator, Head of Middle School, Head of Lower School) and has also held the following positions:
- Chair of LAHC from 2010-2013
- IB educator since 2004
- LAHC reviewer since 2001
He has taught in England, France, Spain, Germany and Peru. He has been married to his Peruvian wife since 1980 and they have three children (35, 34 and 28 years old). He is also a keen footballer and tennis player.