Andrew Pinder CBE
Andrew Pinder is the past Chairman of BECTA and the former e-Envoy, UK Cabinet Office. As e-Envoy based in the UK Cabinet Office, Andrew reported directly to the Prime Minister in leading the drive to get the UK online
Andrew Pinder is the past Chairman of BECTA (the British Educational Communications and Technology Agency) and the former e-Envoy, UK Cabinet Office. As e-Envoy based in the UK Cabinet Office, Andrew reported directly to the Prime Minister in leading the drive to get the UK online, ensuring that the country, its citizens and businesses derived the maximum benefit from the knowledge economy. He coordinated the government strategy, ensuring e-access and training, galvanising UK business and driving the e-agenda through government.
Andrew has a long and distinguished career in both the private and public sectors. After 18 years in the Inland Revenue, where he became Director of IT, Andrew moved to the private sector, becoming Director of Operations and Technology at Prudential Corporation, before joining Citibank Investment bank as head of European Operations and Technology. After performing other roles in Citibank, including spells in New York, continental Europe and Dublin, Andrew left the bank in 1999.
Prior to his appointment as e-Envoy in 2001, he was engaged in a number of new technology-related start ups and, as a partner, in a small venture capital firm, as well as carrying out a number of management consultancy assignments for Government.
Positions held at the OII
- Advisory Board Member, September 2002 - November 2014
Recorded on: 16 October 2006 Duration: 01:22:59
What are the key visions and challenges for building a technological and institutional infrastructure for education in the 21st century?