Andrew studied electronic engineering at Southampton University and moved to Gloucester for work in 1989. He now works as a software engineer for a local company that specialises in simulation products for training purposes. Anita, his wife, comes from March in Cambridgeshire and they were married in Gloucester in 1994. They have three grown up children. Both Andrew and Anita enjoy camping and hill walking (the Malvern Hills being their favourite place for local walks).