In a 25-year career in the civil service, Andrew McCully has held a wide range of senior posts, with responsibilities including:
- reforming benefits for unemployed people
- legislation to reform post-16 education and training
- cross-government measures to improve outcomes for vulnerable children
- school standards
- services for young people
Andrew is the Director General for School Infrastructure and Funding in the Department for Education.
In September 2010, he was appointed Director of the Academies Delivery Group, responsible for the coalition government’s programme for supporting schools to secure academy status. He was made an OBE in the 2000 New Year’s Honours.
Director General, Infrastructure and Funding
The Director General is a member of the Department for Education Board and attends both the Performance and Management Committees. They are responsible for the main reforms to the school system including academies, free schools, school funding and school building. They also work with the Education Funding Agency.