Andrea Westall is an Economist, and Strategy and Policy Consultant. She is also Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Open Univeristy, a BSI Committee Member on Sustainable Performance, Consumption and Production; as well as on Social Value; Adviser to the Friends Provident Foundation, and Adviser to the Impact Committee of the Big Exchange (sustainable investment fund platform).
Andrea has previously been Head of One Planet Economy at WWF-UK, Deputy Chief Executive of the New Economics Foundation; Policy Director of Entrepreneurship at the London Business School; and a Senior Resaerch Fellow at the Institute for Public Policy Research; as well as working in journalism, telvision and publishing. Commissions and Taskforces include: Commission on Sustainable Equality for the Euiropean Parliament; and a CCICED Taskforce on Environmental Protections and Social Development in China.
She was a Founding Board Director of the Social Enterprise Coalition (now SEUK) as well as start-up partner for one of the first social investment organisations in the UK - the Adventure Capital Fund. Andrea is the author of many publications including: Revisiting Associative Democracy and Value-Led Market-Driven: Social enterprise solutions to public policy goals.