About Andy

Andy McKellOkay – here is more than you ever want to know about Andy McKell…

You can find me all over the web…

Quick summary…

  • Born in Bradford, UK a long time ago
  • Hanson Grammar School (hi, guys)
  • Graduated from Leicester (again, hi)
  • Joined British Airways
  • Moved to Luxembourg
  • Worked in Computer Retail Franchising
  • Married, 3 lovely and talented daughters
  • Worked for various Computing companies
  • Owned a Web consultancy
  • Performed on stage & screen & radio
  • Retired, started writing and getting short stories published & continued acting
  • November 5th, 2016 : First Novel published (“Faces of Janus“)
  • Watch this space…

If you really want more details…

From government administration through commercial management and self-employment to acting and writing. After a working life managing in high-tech, service industries, I turned my attention in recent years to different forms of creativity, with good initial success…

Employment History & Education

  • Retired early to pursue writing and acting
    September 2011 –
    Writing Speculative Fiction/Science Fiction + available for stage/screen acting
  • Owner / Director, Focus Internet Services
    March 1997 – August 2011 Luxembourg
    Internet Consultancy, in-house systems installation, firewalls, system maintenance, web hosting, application programming…
  • Country Manager, INnet Internet, Benelux
    1995 – 1997 Luxembourg
    INnet provided Internet services, hosting, in-house systems, web design, application programming… INnet was bought out by WorldCom
  • IT Consultant, World Systems (Luxembourg) SA
    1993 – 1995 Luxembourg
    IT Consulting to European institutions, large companies, financial houses…
  • Franchise Manager, ComputerLand Europe SA
    1983 – 1993 Luxembourg/UK
    Expanded the franchise network of PC retail outlets in Europe, Middle East and Africa and provided business support for stores
  • Marketing Research Analyst/ IT Systems Development Manager, Cargolux Airlines SA
    1981 – 1983 Luxembourg
    Recruited to work on Market Research and Traffic Planning, transferred to work on the development and installation of a new IT system “CHAMP”
  • Marketing, British Airways
    1977 – 1981 Central London and Heathrow, UK
    Recruited as a Graduate Management Trainee, held various positions in different Marketing Departments – Package Holidays, Cargo Marketing, Sales Promotions, Traffic Planning
  • President, De Montfort University Students’ Union
    1976 – 1977 Leicester
    An elected, sabbatical, salaried position, undertaken after serving 1 year as Treasurer. Oversaw the merging of 2 Unions due to University expansion – redrafted the Constitution, merged existing staffing and facilities and budgets, sat on University’s Governing Body and other institutional committees.
  • Union Treasurer, De Montfort University Students’ Union
    1975 – 1976 Leicester
    An elected, sabbatical, salaried position, undertaken after completing the degree. Halved the (massive) Union debt, reduced bar prices, established management procedures and staffing of new-built Union Building, introduced new financial regulations to control cash flows
  • De Montfort University, Leicester
    B.A. (Hons) Public Administration
    1971 – 1975
    Politics, Government Finance, Policy Making, Central and Local Government Institutions, Statistics: included two Local Government placements (Kesteven Treasurer and Bradford Social Services)
    Activities and Societies: Student Council, Finance Committee, Entertainments Committee, Bar Committee, Liberal Arts Committee, Library Committee, Residence Committee…
  • Hanson Boys’ Grammar School, Bradford
    Science “A” Levels + a broad range of “O” Levels
    1963 – 1970
    Elected School Captain in a poll of teachers and students
    Elected Chairman Bradford Sixth Form Union
    Black Hills Trophy for Community Work
    Activities and Societies: Science Club, Rugby Team, Chess Team

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