Dr Andy Johnston

Chief Operating Officer

Andy is the Chief Operating Officer of the LGiU meaning he is responsible for the finance, HR and support for the membership of the LGiU. Andy also leads on the international expansion of the LGIU and is the Director of LGiU Scotland and LGiU Ireland. Andy has a background in local sustainability and has run programmes on mitigation and adaptation to climate change, including two EU projects – Raingain and Floodcitisense which look at flooding across the Netherlands, Belgium and France. He is also convenor of the Local Government Flood Forum.

In the past he has led programmes on sustainability in higher education for Forum for the Future and the OECD. He ran the groundbreaking Masters in Leadership for Sustainable Development and was a lecturer in Business for Sustainable Development at the University of Hertfordshire. For eight years he was a councillor, chairing planning, highways and waste committees. Contact Andy: andy.johnston@lgiu.org