Andrew Carter is Deputy Director of the What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth and oversees its outreach and engagement work.
Andrew is Chief Executive of Centre for Cities, a leading think tank dedicated to improving the economic performance of UK cities using evidence-based research and practical policy recommendations for both local and national practitioners.
By drawing on many years of experience of working with local actors to develop an extensive network of contacts, Centre for Cities’ role on the team under Andrew’s management is to make the findings of the What Works Centre accessible and relevant in the development of policy.
Prior to joining the Centre, Andrew worked for a range of public and private development agencies, consultants and research institutes in the economic development field. He has also spent time in the US as part of the Churchill Foundation’s Fellowship Programme reviewing urban economic development policy and practice in American cities including New York, Washington DC, Boston and Chicago.