Andrew Garrad

Andrew’s career within the wider cultural and creative education sectors spans over 15 years and his roles have included project and programme management, policy development and arts development.

Andrew worked as an assistant and researcher to a Member of the European Parliament before joining Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums. Within the museum service, Andrew was initially responsible for performance management and corporate information before moving to the team that managed Creative Partnerships in Northumberland, Newcastle and Gateshead, where Andrew developed a passion for creative learning. Following the end of the Creative Partnerships programme, Andrew moved into Local Authority arts development with a particular remit for creative and cultural education.

Andrew has an MA in Human Resource Management where he developed a particular interest in organisational behaviour and was an Arts Award trainer for five years, playing a significant role in the development of the Award into the museum sector.