He has led a number of corporate communications projects in the UK and overseas. Andrew lived in Japan for nine years where he managed the Tokyo office of a British investor relations company. Clients included construction equipment manufacturers, global car makers and chemicals companies, most of them leading Japanese companies listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Prior to his time in Japan, Andrew worked in public relations and as research assistant at the House of Commons for three years in the 1980s. He has a strong academic record, including an MBA with Distinction. In Tokyo, he served for two years as a Board member of a leading NGO for which he established a new external communications function. Andrew has worked with Sancroft since returning from Japan in 2002.