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Andrew Williamson Director of Operations

Andrew  Williamson, Director of Operations

Andrew has responsibility for the Operations group across the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL), working with his team to underpin the Institute’s mission to empower leaders to build a sustainable economy by 2050. A range of functions form part of the group, including HR, IT, Finance, Legal, Risk & Controls, Third Party Management, Business Operations, and Change Management.


Andrew joined CISL in 2018, having developed his career in the private sector in the financial services, banking and training sectors. He has successfully held a range of general management, operations and change management senior roles, particularly in American Express and Citi. He has over 15 years of experience at Director level, much of which has been based on leading large-scale operations internationally to support rapidly growing business within a complex operating environment.

Andrew holds a First Class Combined Honours BSc from Aston University, and a Distinction at MA level from the University of Kent.

“It’s energising to work in an organisation that is so driven by the team’s zeal for CISL’s vision and mission, and an inherent desire to help the world make a paradigm shift to sustainability. The Operations group provides central thrust to CISL’s ability successfully to collaborate with organisations, companies, leaders and individuals around the world to bring about positive change."