Economic Redevelopment & Regeneration
General Info

Andrew studied economics and politics at the University of Cambridge.

Andrew at his desk (click images to enlarge)

Andrew's books

On graduation he was employed as a Fellow of the Overseas Development Institute, placed in the Ministry of Agriculture in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. After working there for four years he moved to teach development economics first at the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, for another four years, and subsequently at the University of Bradford, England.

Andrew mid-lecture

From 1982-4 he was a section leader in the newly-formed Employment Department of Sheffield City Council.

In 1984 he joined INLOGOV, the Institute of Local Government Studies, part of the University of Birmingham, England, to teach local economic development. He subsequently developed work on compulsory tendering and contracting in local government, and the relationships and trust which are necessary to make a success of a contract. Between 1990 and 2004 he was an elected city councillor in Birmingham. He has written about the dynamics of partnership working, comparative local government (he edited two books on local government in central and eastern Europe), political leadership, partnership working, the Private Finance Initiative (PFI), and the politics of British local government. He is an Associate of the Institute.

In 2005 he took responsibility for the Institute’s work on the scrutiny process – broadly the equivalent of select committee in the national parliament - as it has developed in UK local government.  He developed a post-graduate level assessed module on the subject, and edited a book Scrutiny: Theory and Practice in Local Government, University of Birmingham, 2010.



In 2009 Andrew resumed his interest in overseas development and strategy, and started visiting Tanzania again and writing about it. He was made an Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the International Development  Department at the University of Birmingham.

Between 2015 and 2018 he was Chair of the Britain Tanzania Society, which promotes friendship and good relations between the UK and Tanzania, and a board member of the Tanzania Development Trust. He became an Honorary Vice President of BTS in 2018.

Andrew meets Hon. Dr Asha-Rose Migiro, August 2017