After qualifying with a degree in Agriculture at Bangor University, Andrew joined the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Now Defra) to work with arable farmers in Essex. In 1986, Andrew moved to South Lincolnshire working with potato farmers on crop quality and yield which included a two year secondment to a potato co-operative. In the 1990s he took on the overall management of ADAS’s business consultancy team with a group of 60 business, financial and human resources consultants across England and Wales. Joining Clydesdale bank in 2004 as an agricultural partner Andrew had a remit to build a commercial loan portfolio with farming businesses and raise the bank’s profile in Lincolnshire. In 2016 Andrew retired from the bank so he could run his 270 hectare arable farm with his wife Pat.