Chief Engineer and Head of Programme - UltraFan, Rolls-Royce
Andy has worked for Rolls-Royce since 1987 in a variety of Engineering-focussed roles. After early years of work on FADEC design and development, Andy moved to support the experimental and certification activity for Trent 700 and Trent 800 engine types – culminating in participation in the 777 Flight Test campaign as part of the Seattle-based Rolls-Royce team. Having subsequently spent a year or so based in Singapore as local Engineering support for the introduction of the Rolls-powered 777-200 to this strategic new customer, Andy took up the first of a number of Engineering leadership roles in the UK, culminating in appointment as Chief Engineer for the fleet of Rolls-Royce equipment on Boeing platforms (RB211-535, 524 and Trent 800 engine types).
At the formal launch of the Trent 1000 on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, Andy became Chief Engineer for that new engine NPI programme – taking the engine from the exit of the Stage 1 concept design process right through to just prior to EIS.
Andy joined the Installations Supply Chain Unit as leader of their global engineering team for a 2 year period, enacting a transformation of the team in support of a wider Rolls-Royce re-organisation to focus on sub-system design capability – Andy ultimately leading Installations and Power Transmissions sub-system groups.
From late 2013, Andy built and led the team enacting Rolls-Royce Civil Technology Demonstrator programmes at a whole engine level. This specifically included execution of Advance3, a fast-moving whole engine Demonstrator programme focussed on gas turbine core technology risk mitigation. Andy’s role encompasses both Chief Engineer and Head of Programme accountabilities, driving both technology risk mitigation and evolving improved means of programme delivery in support of future engine options.
Since September 2017 Andy’s focus has been on the execution of the UltraFan® technology demonstrator programme as the Chief Engineer and Head of Programme.