Andrea was educated at Saint Mary’s Covent and then King’s School, Worcester before going on to study Geography and Biology at Exeter University. Whilst studying she was a keen rower and also an enthusiastic member of the Exeter University Officer Training Corps. She joined the Royal Air Force (RAF) as a Training and Personnel officer and served for a total of 16 years. Later tours included senior personnel officer at a large RAF Station responsible for the training of all new recruits joining the RAF; Infrastructure project lead for the closure of a Station and movement of all assets; training development and delivery for RAF officers at post graduate level; and senior personnel and welfare officer in Afghanistan supporting British Forces.
After initially leaving Regular RAF Service Andrea developed a portfolio of adjudication jobs and moved to the Stroud area. Roles included sitting as an independent panel member to assess applications to purchase properties affected by the construction of either the HS2 train line or the Heathrow expansion project and also as the military specialist on appeal tribunal hearings for the Armed Forces Compensation scheme for Service personnel injured during their military Service. Andrea re-joined the RAF as a Reserve officer and is currently involved in training development and adjudication cases for RAF personnel in addition to her other roles.
She has 2 children who are at Wycliffe and is a keen triathlete and gardener.
Member of the Welfare Committee.