The RSN works to encourage a thriving rural economy in order to help support our rural communities.
After 20 years developing and leading regeneration, community development, housing and external funding services within rural local authorities, including at Head of Service level within Northumberland County Council and Director at Tynedale District Council, Andy established his own practitioner service in 2011. Andy specialises in working across the private, not-for-profit and public sectors turning policy into delivery and ideas into sustainable projects. Andy leads for the Rural Services Network on external funding, producing the monthly Opportunities Bulletin, economic development and on housing where our partnership with the Rural Housing Alliance provides a real focus for key rural housing issues. Since 2015, Andy has also been part-time Chief Executive at Community Action Northumberland, the Rural Community Council for the area.