Andy Smith

Biography

Andy is an experienced project manager and impact measurement and management practitioner, specialising in social housing, impact investing, technology and social purpose organisations. He also brings to The Good Economy his operational experience of developing teams and business systems.

Andy manages many of the Impact Services we deliver for clients, particularly within the social and affordable housing sector. He works collaboratively with clients to develop robust, practical impact measurement, management and reporting systems that help both prove and improve impact. Andy is actively involved in the development of TGE’s impact assessment methodologies drawing on international good practice and first-hand experience.

Andy helps build and manage collaborations with partners across the public, private and social sectors. He has led the development of a standard approach to ESG and Impact Reporting for Social and Affordable Housing working with a wide range of stakeholders, including investors, housing associations and the Impact Investing Institute.

Andy joined The Good Economy in 2018 from the investment advisory firm Social Finance. He was project manager of Leaving Well, an innovative tech product enabling local authorities to better support young people leaving the care system.

Prior to this, Andy spent six years at The Challenge, a charity set up to encourage social integration. Andy’s role was to scale up its National Citizen Service and lead on impact evaluation as well as the delivery of its apprenticeship programme Step Forward.

Andy completed the Teach First programme, spending two years as a maths teacher at an inner-city school in south east London.

Andy graduated with a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cambridge.