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Andrew Snowden

Associate Director for External Relations

Andrew SnowdenAndrew  joined the University in 2013, as Head of the Vice Chancellor’s Office. In 2018  he took on the role of Associate Director for External Relations and leads  the  Alumni  and Fundraising, Art & Culture, Events and Conference and Public  Affairs Team. He is also an advisor to the Vice-Chancellor on a range of policy  and external affairs, supports the Executive and senior leadership in  anticipating and responding  to significant  strategic external environment  changes and delivers corporate support for international visits, major events  and initiatives.

As part of his role Andrew has led on the development of a Public  Affairs Strategy for the University’s role in the devolved Greater Manchester  and Northern Powerhouse and also leads on continuing engagement with other  areas of policy such as the Industrial Strategy.  He  oversees a number of programmes of external stakeholder  engagement regionally, nationally and internationally and in building a  worldwide network of engaged alumni and supporters.

Andrew's career started in private industry, where he held a number of  management roles in operations, finance and external affairs and policy. He is  an alumnus of the University of Salford having studied Military History, and  also served two terms as Salford's Students'  Union  President and was a Non  Executive Director of NUS Services Ltd.  

Andrew lives on the West Pennine moors with his wife; they are keen dog  walkers, keep poultry and enjoy growing their own vegetables. Andrew is also an  elected County Councilor in Lancashire and is very active in politics.