Andrea is a highly experienced executive director and cultural consultant with a significant track record in change management, strategic development, partnership programming, business development and fundraising. Appointed Executive Director of Tate Liverpool in 2006, Andrea led the management and continued development of the gallery from Liverpool’s year as European Capital of Culture in 2008 until May 2018. She has national board experience at Arts Council North, the Crafts Council and The Audience Agency, as well as serving on the Visitor Economy Board for the Liverpool City Region LEP from 2011 to 2018. Prior to moving to Liverpool, Andrea was Director of Development for the Tate in London from 1998 to 2006, playing a key role in the creation of both Tate Modern and Tate Britain.
As an independent consultant and with Counterculture, Andrea works with a range of clients on strategic cultural planning and placemaking, including Liverpool City Council, the Old Vic Theatre London, Marketing Cheshire, The Box Plymouth, Tees Valley Combined Authority, English National Ballet and Turner Contemporary, as well as the Bluecoat Arts Centre, National Museums Liverpool and St Helens Council more locally. Andrea is currently Chair of the V&A Dundee Advisory Council, Chair of the Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse Theatres and a Trustee of Harewood House Trust. She was awarded the MBE for services to the arts in 2019.