Andrew Hardie is an international consultant with a thirty year record of managing, implementing, designing and delivering innovative and successful ICT solutions, primarily in the public sector. In those thirty years, Andrew designed systems for the first UK Government email project (IDEM), computerized Hansard and Parliamentary Questions, set up the first Web site in the UK Parliament in 1993 and implemented a Web-enabled collaborative workflow system for the Council of Europe in Strasbourg.
After a fifteen year career in the industrial and military electronics and ICT industries, culminating as managing director of a software and consulting company, Andrew has since been consulting for twenty years, working for seven parliaments, eight UK Government departments, two Local Authorities, Tony Blair's office, the Royal Household and the Council of Europe in Strasbourg. In these environments, Andrew filled a variety of de facto roles including Head of IT, Project Manager, Change Manager, Business Analyst, Auditor and Systems Architect as well as providing traditional strategic and technical consulting services.
Andrew is a Eur. Ing, a Chartered Engineer, a Chartered Fellow of the BCS, a member of the BCS Elite Group, the Information Risk Management & Assurance group, the Information Security Specialist Group, the Project Management Specialist Group and a Fellow of IMIS. He is also a Director & Governor of The Democratic Society (an NGO promoting democratic re-engagement in the UK) and provides mentoring support to entrepreneurs via the 3Cs Community.
In the past few years Andrew has been developing alternative perspectives on Risk, especially in the context of ICT project management, and working on information governance models and the application of distributed resilient systems.