During this time, and continuing into his current role, Andrew established the active involvement of industry in all of his programmes development and delivery, and he collaborates closely with Fintech Ireland, Fintech Scotland, and the RegTech Alliance and other industry/professional bodies. Prior to his move into education, Andrew had a broad experience of the financial services industry, including working for banks, hedge funds, an investment consultancy, and co-founding two Fintech related start-ups.
Andrew is the former Course Director of Accountancy (including ACCA), Finance, Fintech, and Business Analytics programmes at Dublin Business School. During his 8 years at DBS, as Course Director, Andrew lectured extensively and was responsible for the management of numerous programmes. Amongst a very broad range of lecturing experience Andrew has lectured ACCA’s AFM paper for 5 years and had a student place 1st in Ireland (20th in the world) in the December 2019 sitting.
In his time at DBS Andrew designed, developed, and validated (QQI) several new programmes, including an MSc & Higher Diploma in Financial Technology (Fintech), a Certificate in Regulatory Technology (Level 8), an MSc in Business Analytics, an MSc in Financial Analytics, and a Higher Diploma in Aviation Finance. Since joining PAT Andrew has designed two new programmes – Fintech Risk & Compliance and AML in a Fintech Environment – with the ACOI (The Association of Compliance Officers in Ireland) and the ACCA respectively.