People & Appointments

Law firm appoints new head of IT

Written by Peter Davison.

Andrew Burchell


Law firm Awdry Bailey & Douglas has appointed experienced leader Andrew Burchell as its new head of IT.

Andrew has a lengthy and proven track record within IT management, operations and support, service delivery, project management, contract negotiation and procurement including key vendor account management.

He joins the firm from Frontier Agriculture, the UK's leading crop production and grain marketing business, and is ITIL, MCSE and CompTIA Security Plus certified, as well as holding a PRINCE2 Agile practitioner certification.

He is also part of the firm's management team, where his pragmatic and decisive approach to leadership and problem solving is already highly valued.

Partner Alistair Everett said: "We are delighted to bring in such a highly experienced and knowledgeable person as Andrew in order to spearhead our IT team.

"The last few months underline the value of our existing robust systems and processes, which have enabled us to provide the high-quality service our clients quite rightly expect, whether our staff are working from home or in the office.

"We know we are in safe hands when such a capable person as Andrew is not only overseeing our IT infrastructure, but is also looking ahead to ensure our systems are future-proof, secure and client-focused”.

Andrew said: “Current events allow us all to see how important it is to have a solid IT foundation in place in order to maintain service delivery, whilst at the same time engaging with our clients, our staff and the community as a whole.

"What has impressed me so far in my time at ABD has been the firm’s ability to respond to such a demanding environment in a seamless manner.

"I am very pleased to join the firm at this point and look forward to helping drive the business forward”.