Andrew Evans

Andrew Evans

Director, Counterculture Wales

+44 (0)20 3388 9901

Andrew’s work includes fundraising, business development, strategy, and governance. His recent projects include working with the University of Kent on their £12m Docking Station project for high-end digital studios and workspaces in a historic building at Chatham Dockyard. Andrew completed the business plan and economic analysis for their successful National Lottery Heritage Fund submission. Andrew also developed Neath Port Talbot’s Culture Strategy with extensive public and stakeholder engagement.

He is adept at fundraising strategies for councils, having helped Basildon Council to secure £3.5m of CIF funding for new creative industries workspaces in the town centre and working alongside Warrington Council to secure £2.5m of Town’s Fund funding for the refurbishment of the Pyramid Arts Centre.  Andrew was instrumental in writing Durham’s 2025 Capital of Culture bid (which saw them through to the final four candidate cities in a hotly contested year).  He also served as a philanthropy advisor with Equilibrium investment management for their in-house trust and to their clients.

Other recent clients include Wrexham Borough Council, the Cyfarthfa Foundation, National Lottery Heritage Fund, Westonbirt the National Arboretum, West Northamptonshire Council and People’s History Museum in Manchester.  He was also part of the consortium responsible for the planning around the celebrations for the 200th anniversary of the Liverpool and Manchester railway (2030).

Before working as a consultant, Andrew had a long career in the charity sector, most recently as Director of Development at National Museums Liverpool, and, before that, as Head of Marketing and Development at Bluecoat Arts Centre. He has an MA in Law from St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, and an M.Th. in Theology from University of Wales. Andrew is a full member of the Institute of Fundraising.

Andrew is Vice-President of the National Library of Wales, a member of the library’s Pensions Board and a trustee of the Equilibrium Foundation grantmaking trust.


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