Andrew joined Business to Arts in 2007 following 7 years in Corporate Treasury with a division of Rabobank International. He became Chief Executive of Business to Arts in 2014 and leads the organisation in the delivery of its core mission to broker, enable and support creative partnerships between businesses, individuals and the arts.
Prior to becoming Chief Executive, Andrew was Project Director where he lead on all sponsorship, philanthropy and art collecting consultancy projects for our corporate members and clients. He is also author of/contributor to our research publications on arts philanthropy, fundraising and sponsorship.
In 2009, Andrew was part of a US Department of State funded research visit to the US which aimed to identify trends and future opportunities for philanthropy in Ireland. Since then he has played an integral role in managing and developing Fund it, the crowdfunding project launched by Business to Arts in 2011. Fund it has raised over €2.9 million for creative projects on the island of Ireland. With the Arthur Guinness Fund, Fund it was awarded Fundraising Ireland’s Award for Best Charity/Corporate Partnership in 2013.
Andrew graduated with a Masters in Cultural Policy & Arts Management from University College Dublin in 2007 where he now regularly contributes as a guest lecturer. In addition to being the Chair of the Butler Gallery in Kilkenny, Andrew is an International Fellow of the DeVos Institute of Arts Management at The Kennedy Center, and is a member of the Irish Government’s Forum on Philanthropy and Fundraising.