Prior to The North East Fund, Andrew served as Chief Executive of North East Finance, the Holding Fund Manager of the £160m JEREMIE fund. Previously he was involved in the establishment of a series of innovative investment funds in the region as head of NStar. Andrew will lead the North East Fund Company through the set-up and launch phase of The North East Fund. Before working in the region, Andrew worked in banking and management consulting – including a period as an entrepreneur. Additionally, he has helped raised structural funds managed by the Department of Communities and Local Government.