Andy’s worked for First Group for over 20 years and has delivered the ground transport for a series of high profile sporting events. Andy has over 30 years’ experience in front line, project management and operational delivery in the bus industry.

He joined the London Transport graduate management scheme in 1983 and worked in a diverse range of departments and depots across the capital before moving to GM Buses in Manchester in 1990. From 1998 to 2007 Andy was an Operations Director and then Managing Director for First’s companies in West Yorkshire before becoming Managing Director at First Manchester in 2007.

Andy’s role at the London 2012 Olympics was to establish the new First Games Transport (FGT) operation, recruit the delivery team and manage the overall project to ensure the successful delivery at Games time. He successfully replicated this operating model at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, ER2015 Rugby World Cup, Glasgow 2018 and UCLF 2017. Andy is currently Managing Director of First Travel Solutions.