Andy became a Trustee of RTU in 2018, having been a Trustee of the Miriam Dean Fund since 2005.  The Fund supports a number of partners NGOs in South India and it was through the Fund that Andy came to know about RTU.  Miriam Dean was a close friend of Brother James and provided capital funding for many of his early projects.  Andy is a chartered engineer and worked in the Ministry of Defence until his retirement in 2015 where he held a number of different posts, most latterly in nuclear safety regulation and defence safety policy.