Andrew Swift

CPO - Director Global Procurement and Contracting , British Council

Andrew Swift is the Chief Procurement Officer at the British Council, which is an organisation that supports peace and prosperity by building connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and countries worldwide. In his role as Chief Procurement Officer he is responsible for leading a global team of 100 people whilst supporting a large scale transformation of the business which aims to improve efficiency and reduce complexity. 

Andrew is a visionary leader with breadth of experience across Sales and Marketing as well as Commercial and Procurement roles. He has a passion for building and developing effective teams and diversity and inclusion especially neurodiversity in procurement.

 Prior to the British Council Andrew has held a number of senior procurement positions in Aerospace, Financial Services as well as Media.

Andrew is married and has three children and enjoys surfing and running and dabbles in Golf. He holds a Bachelors in Business Quantitative Methods.