Andy is a former Deputy Head of International News at Sky News and Managing Editor at ITN Productions. He works closely with Blakeney’s leadership team to support the consultancy’s clients with strategic media counsel, crisis, and issues communications as well as content and editorial support.

He has more than 25 years’ experience in editorial roles – starting as a reporter on a local newspaper in Newcastle before moving to cover national stories with the Press Association in London and then making the jump into TV news with Sky.

The bulk of his 16 years with the broadcaster were spent as a Senior International News Editor and Deputy Head of International News. He led teams covering the Arab Spring in Libya and Egypt, the Iraq War, the Indian Ocean Tsunami, and the Taliban in Pakistan – which won an International Emmy.

Then, as Commissioning Editor for Digital Content, Andy helped the channel create more online & social impact with its TV reports. Prior to joining Blakeney, he was Managing Director of ITN Productions – creating & maintaining commercial partnerships with overseas broadcasters and digital platforms.