Andrew Young

Chief Operating Officer

Andrew Young


Andrew Young manages the majority of central professional services, including: Estates, HR, IMT, Communications, Risk & Compliance, EDI, ARD, Residences & Catering and has oversight of the administration of the School. He sits on School Management Committee, and is based in the Directorate. He runs Professional Services Staff Briefings each term, introduced the annual PS Staff Conference in 2017 and signed LSE up to the UniForum benchmarking programme in 2016. He has also introduced clusters and business partners structure, which is aimed to allow the central services and academic departments to better support each other. 

Andrew's focus is very much on staff development and staff engagement. He also enjoys being a part of the Estates redevelopment projects and works closely with LSESU and the Staff Networks, and is a Stonewall Ally. 

Andrew joined the School in 2015 from London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine as LSE's first Chief Operating Officer. Andrew had previously managed faculty operations, and has a PhD in Zoology.  Andrew is from the North-East of England and an avid supporter of Sunderland but is now a proud South-East Londoner.  He also chairs the London Universities Purchasing Consortium.

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