Andy Cook is Ravensbourne University London’s Chief Operating Officer and Acting Vice Chancellor, holding responsibility for overseeing the strategic direction of the University. In this capacity, Andy has focused on the key priorities of delivering an exceptional learning experience and ensuring a compelling offer for student recruitment. Andy has also been leading the institution towards identifying opportunities for diversification and collaboration at the intersection of creativity and technology.
Joining Ravensbourne in 2018, he holds considerable experience in the higher education sector, previously working in strategic management roles at a number of UK universities. He held the position of Deputy Chief Operating Officer and Chief Information Officer at the University of East London and was formerly Deputy IT Director at the University of Southampton.
Having entered the education field after retraining as a secondary school teacher, Andy previously spent ten years working in business development in the media sector. He secured a grant from the Prince’s Youth Trust after completing his degree, establishing his own video production company, Stimulus Communications. Following this, Andy took on an executive role at Mayking Multi Media, a record label responsible for releasing formative works by the likes of Björk and DJ Shadow.
Andy holds a BSc Honour’s degree in Applied Physics from the University of Portsmouth as well as a Postgraduate Certificate in Education from King’s College London.
Chief Operating Officer | Acting Vice Chancellor