Andy Sparks

Andy Sparks

Andy is an experienced senior leader, with a background in further education. He currently works part-time for the Essex Chambers of Commerce and Industry as the Executive Director of the Local Skills Improvement Plan.

He has 27 years of experience in further and higher education and is a former Principal of a general further education college in Essex.

After starting as a new blood lecturer at Suffolk College in 1995, Any progressed through the ranks, becoming a Senior Teaching Practitioner. Andy’s managerial career began at Otley College where he took up the post of Curriculum Manager of Technology and latterly Director of Business Services before joining Writtle College as Head of Further Education and more recently Principal and CEO of Chelmsford College.

Andy originally trained as an auto electrician in Ipswich and is still active within the sector through his ongoing involvement with the Institute of the Motor Industry. Andy's wider interests include scouting, canoeing and surfing.

Details of Trusteeships:

  • 11th Ipswich Scout Group