Mr Andrew Powell

Data Protection Officer
Freedom of Information Officer
Safeguarding Officer

Andrew read Natural Sciences at Pembroke College, Cambridge leading to Part II in Zoology specialising in Vertebrate Palaeontology.  After graduating, he joined Barclays Bank and subsequently pursued a varied career in branch and large corporate banking, project and risk management. Major projects include the implementation of the Euro as a new currency (1999), and the introduction of Basel II, the international system for regulating capital in banks (2008); he has worked closely with the Financial Services Authority on a variety of compliance related projects.

Before joining Fitzwiliam in 2009, Andrew spent 8 months with the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, undertaking an extensive review of the UN-sponsored "International Assessment of Agriculture Science and Technology for Development", as well as co-authoring a review of the effectiveness for biodiversity of the Rural Development Programmes across the EU.

Outside his professional life he is a committed youth cricket coach, chair of the Wicken Fen community user group and a trustee of the Jean Grove Trust, a charity that supports education in Ethiopia.