Andy Fry OBE

Andy is Chief Executive of the Centre for Governance and Scrutiny.

Under Andy’s leadership, CfGS is the foremost national organisation in the field of developing, promoting and supporting excellence in governance and scrutiny. Andy oversees CfGS’s work across a wide range of sectors including local government, national government, health and social care, education, emergency services, the private sector, and housing.

Andy is a strategy, performance improvement and governance expert, working with organisations to support them in achieving excellent outcomes, as well as maximising their efficiency and effectiveness through the application of governance best practice. He has a strong track record in the field of organisational change and works as a coach and facilitator to improve the individual and collective performance of people in senior leadership teams.

Andy has a wealth of leadership and governance experience himself, having operated at Corporate Director and Chief Executive level in the local government and fire and rescue sectors for over 15-years. He also worked in the Welsh civil service as principal advisor to Welsh Government ministers on fire and rescue policy and is the former Her Majesty’s Inspector of Fire Services in Wales. Most recently, prior to joining CfGS, Andy developed private sector experience through establishing and leading two successful consultancy businesses.

Andy was made an OBE by Her Majesty the Queen in the 2018 New Year Honours, for services to the fire and rescue sector.