Dr Andrew Swift

Dr Andrew Swift
Andrew Swift

Dr Andrew Swift
Chief Executive Officer

Areas of Expertise
An accomplished leader of international science teams, Andrew's expertise is rooted in analytical chemistry and the life sciences. He is an entrepreneur and scientific visionary which he couples with strong commercial acumen to consistently deliver business success and impact in science-based expert services businesses.

As Chief Executive Andrew is responsible all aspects of the Fera business, including the setting and execution of its growth strategy from a wholly owned agency of Government to a thriving public-private-sector Joint Venture business.

Career History
Andrew joined Fera after a successful career at Intertek and an outstanding track record of delivering strong growth globally in the testing, inspection and certification services industry over 14 years, including establishing its Lifesciences Global Business. He devised and deployed innovative outsourcing contract models delivering new organic growth supplemented by highly successful strategic M&A.

Andrew relocated to UAE in 2012 to secure a strategic partnership with the Government of Abu Dhabi and to lead strategic growth for ‘One Intertek’ across the wider MENAP region. Before joining Intertek Andrew launched and led successful high technology University Campus ‘spin-off’ company (CSMA Ltd) expanding to new sites in London and Europe.

Board Service, Honours, Special Skills and Education
Since 2022 Andrew has served as a Commissioner on the Trade and Agriculture Commission of Department of Business and Trade. He has also served the York and North Yorkshire Local Authority on its Business Board and sits on the Steering Committee of Bioyorkshire. In 2016 Andrew led the foundation of Crop Health and Protection Ltd serving, initially as interim CEO, before establishing - and then serving on - its Board as a Non-Executive Director until 2020.

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