Andy has been Director of Art UK since 2003. He has responsibility for the management and strategic direction of the organisation and plays a major role in fundraising for the charity. He was instrumental in transforming the organisation from being a publisher of hardcopy catalogues of oil paintings in public ownership to being the digital platform of the nation's art collection. Developing partnership relationships has been a major focus including successful collaborations with the BBC, Oxford University Press, the Paul Mellon Centre, the Guardian and most recently Bloomberg Philanthropies.

Andy sits on the AHRC's Towards a National Collection Steering Panel and until recently he was a Trustee of the Public Monuments and Sculpture Association. Previously he worked at investment bank Robert Fleming, subsequently part of JP Morgan Chase, in various equity research and management roles in London and Tokyo. In his last position he was Managing Director responsible for Asia-Pacific Equity Research. In the distant past he read Economics at the University of Cambridge. His tastes in art are pretty catholic but if pressed would choose early twentieth-century British. His proudest recent moment was passing his Grade VII piano exam.

Andy Ellis