David Andrews OBE, Independent Education Consultant
David Andrews OBE works as an independent education consultant, trainer, researcher and writer specialising in career education and guidance. He leads courses for careers co-ordinators and careers advisers, provides consultancy to local authorities, schools and careers companies and has spoken at numerous conferences. David is a Fellow of the National Institute for Careers Education and Counselling (NICEC) and was an affiliated lecturer at the University of Cambridge’s Faculty of Education for many years. Most of his work is in the UK but he has worked on projects in East Africa, Kosovo and Pakistan.
David is a past president, and honorary life member, of the former Association for Careers Education and Guidance (ACEG). He has recently authored Careers Education in Schools, a book on the history of the development of careers education in schools and which goes on to critically examine current policy, practice and possibilities for the future. Before moving into freelance work in 1998, he taught in secondary schools and then worked as an advisory teacher in a careers service and an LEA adviser. David has worked as an adviser to the DfEE, the DfES and the DCSF, but not yet to the DfE.