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Ipswich Hospital Non-Executive Director Andrew George
Non-Executive Director Andrew George

Andrew joined the Ipswich Hospital Board of Directors in February 2010.

He has lived and worked in this country and abroad and has experience in both the public and private sectors. He is a graduate of the University of Leicester. He qualified as a lawyer in 1980 and was for a number of years a partner in a substantial law firm with a national reputation in specific niche areas.

Andrew developed his interest in management and leadership at an early stage in his career while building both a successful legal practice and serving in the TA into which he was commissioned from RMA Sandhurst.

In addition to practising law he taught it at the University of Aarhus Denmark and has been involved in research programmes in Germany and the USA.

Andrew has extensive experience at board level gained from a range of organisations and is interested in governance issues. He has a particular interest in Public Law and health matters and is involved in a number of other organisations including East Suffolk Mind of which he is a Trustee and Director. He is also an Independent Member of the Standards Committee of Babergh District Council and a Panel Member of the Education Appeals Service for Suffolk.

Andrew combines a commitment to effective management with a passion for diversity and has a cross-cultural awareness arising out of his international and research experience.