Andrew (He/Him) is a Diversity and Inclusion lead and a LGBTQI+ activist and speaker. After qualifying as a Social Worker, Andrew has worked for the past 20 years in the social field, not-for-profit, voluntary and charity sectors, both in Malta and the UK; has achieved a Level 6 Certificate in Leading Diversity, Inclusion, and Organisational Culture, and a Management Foundations Certificate. With over ten years of management experience, Andrew brings expertise, knowledge, commitment, skills, and passion together with an ‘impossible is nothing’ attitude.
Andrew has experience working with the LGBTQI+ community, disability (learning and physical), mental health (community and residential), substance misuse (drug and alcohol), homeless support, supported housing, victims of crime and trauma, domestic violence, and international students. He currently is the Diversity and Social Responsibility Officer for a study-abroad programme, a new role which he has established and developed since 2017.
Andrew is an experienced Chair; currently chairing four value-led committees, and has previously chaired a London-wide Diversity and Inclusion committee and a UK-wide LGBT+ staff network which was highly commended by Stonewall UK. He also was the International Concert Director for Europe’s longest running LGBT+ choir, and has vast event planning and delivery expertise, currently in charge or organising a yearly student global leadership conference.
Over the years, Andrew has established a diverse experience in developing and delivering a variety of training sessions ranging from Diversity and Inclusion, LGBTQI+, minorities issues, pronouns and preferred names, mentoring, staff motivation, sex education for people with disabilities, community rehabilitation skills, social skills, emergency planning, and sustainability amongst many others.