Deputy Head of Unit Intelligence and Vulnerability Reduction Command National Food Crime Unit
Food Standards Agency
Andy began his law enforcement career almost 30 years ago as a specialist investigator in the globally respected Investigation Division of HM Customs and Excise. The focus of this role was tackling the threat to the UK from international drug trafficking and serious economic crime.
After a secondment in national police training as a covert surveillance course manager, Andy returned to frontline law enforcement leading serious and complex investigations into financial crime and international bribery and corruption at the Serious Fraud Office at its London headquarters. In 2009 Andy designed and built a proactive criminal intelligence function at the SFO. He was subsequently appointed as the SFO’s first Head of Intelligence.
In 2010 Andy left the SFO to join the Serious Organised Crime Agency (now the National Crime Agency) with responsibility for tackling child sexual exploitation and abuse. In this highly challenging yet highly rewarding role, Andy became internationally recognised for his expertise in understanding the criminal threat from and response to online child sexual abuse.
Andy joined the Food Standards Agency at the end of March 2015 with the task of designing, building and leading the Agency’s National Food Crime Unit to provide a national response to serious crime in global food supply chains. He currently leads the unit’s Intelligence and Vulnerability Reduction Command.