Andrew John Radcliffe

Senior Advisor at Renaissance Strategic Advisors

Andrew has forty years’ experience of the defence and security sectors working in the public and private domains, both nationally and internationally. 

Andrew’s experiences cover a wide spectrum of functional areas in government and business, majoring on: Strategy, Policy, International Relations, Finance, Operations, Purchasing, Business Development, Marketing and Export Controls.   

Andrew is currently a Senior Advisor at Renaissance Strategic Advisors. Prior to that he was an Executive Director of the UK Defence Solutions Centre (UKDSC).

Andrew can combine his substantial knowledge and experience to develop a full understanding of end-to-end effects and provide actionable insights and advice for both industry and government partners. Andrew’s principal clients have been the Defence Growth Partnership companies, the wider UK Defence and Security value chain, government partners and the UK military community. Andrew’s international priorities have been focused on, but not limited to, 5-Eyes, NATO, Indo-Pacific, and MENA, with emphasis on capability alignment, market growth strategies, market entry criteria, business-winning strategies, international collaboration opportunities, and technology sharing. During his time at the UKDSC Andrew led on the creation of a unique market intelligence capability across government and industry and developed a Joint Economic Data Hub for government and industry.

Andrew joined the UKDSC in 2015, initially on secondment from BAE Systems. In August 2018 he became a direct hire at the UKDSC. Whilst at BAE Systems, Andrew also spent four years (2010-2014) as Vice President US/UK Relations based in Rosslyn, Virginia and eighteen months as Director US/UK Relations at Warton, England. Whilst at BAE Systems Andrew also performed the roles of President of the BAE Systems Taiwan office and President of BAE Systems International.

Before joining BAE Systems, Andrew spent thirty years with the UK Ministry of Defence (UK MOD) working on several major programmes, including: F35, Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier and Typhoon. Andrew also acted as the Head of the Anglo-Italian contracting organisation for the EH101-Merlin ASW helicopter. During his time at the UK MOD, he held three overseas positions: at the British Embassy in Washington DC as Counsellor for Defence Equipment (2005-2009); on assignment to NATO in Munich, Germany (1996-2000); and working at the US Naval Sea Systems Command, Crystal City, Virginia (1990-1993).

Andrew has a BA (Portsmouth) and a Diploma in Purchasing & Supply (London). He has completed the Program for Senior Executives in National and International Security at the John F. Kennedy School of Government. Andrew has also undertaken strategic leadership programmes at the UK National School of Government and Cranfield University. He has been certified in US congressional operations.

Andrew is also a Defence Enterprise Export Programme (DEEP) mentor for Cranfield University students. DEEP is aimed at executives on a fast-track career path with the potential to move into senior management in their organisations. 

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