Andrew was born in Liverpool in 1948. Both of his parents were involved in Moral Re-Armament (MRA). Since 1967, Andrew worked ‘full time’ with MRA, to begin with, in some of the travelling shows, Pitié pour Clémentine and Anything to Declare. For fifty years, he was part of the team carrying and planning the international conferences for Initiatives of Change (Moral Re-Armament) in Caux, Switzerland, for most of that time working with public relations for the Caux centre. He also worked on the production of conference reports and programmes, as well as writing weekly newsletters from Caux during the summer conferences.
In 1980, he married Eliane Maillefer, from the Canton of Vaud. They have no children. From 1984 to 2014, they lived in Geneva, and Andrew now has dual nationality, British-Swiss. In 2014, they moved to live in Caux, in the Chalet de la Patinoire. Andrew was for many years Managing Director of Caux Books, the small international publishing house linked with Initiatives of Change. He is also an independent writer and journalist. He has been a lay preacher in the Geneva Reformed Church, and now the local Vaud Reformed Church parish. In Geneva, he was long active in the Geneva Inter-Faith Platform, serving as secretary and vice-president. He holds a post-graduate certificate of specialisation in theology from the University of Geneva.