Andrew Freeman.

Risk Fellow, Centre for Risk Studies
Fellow (Operations & Technology Management), Cambridge Judge Business School

Andrew Freeman is a risk advisor, NED, investor, author and pensions expert who has been a Fellow of the Centre since 2012. Over a 35-year career he has been a writer and commentator on risk and finance, and has recently enjoyed seven years as a risk manager in the investment industry, notably as Chief Risk Officer of Ardian, one of Europe’s most successful private equity firms. Andrew has written numerous articles and books, first as a journalist on The Economist and later in his role as a Senior Knowledge Expert in Risk at McKinsey. He is the author of ‘What Does Risk Culture Mean to a Corporation? Evidence for business value‘, in Beyond bad apples: risk culture in business (Tuveson, Ralph, Alexander eds. CUP 2020).

In addition to his role with the Centre, he is currently a partner of ndapt, serving pension funds and Boards, and sits as a member of the Advisory Panel for the Association of Corporate Treasurers. In 2014 he co-founded Fairer Finance which campaigns for better consumer outcomes in financial services. Andrew has also done extensive pro-bono work as a trustee, school governor and Managing Director of The Finance Foundation, a not-for-profit think tank that was originally part of Demos.

Andrew is a graduate of Balliol College, Oxford and was also elected a Domus Senior Scholar at Merton College, Oxford.