Andy Johnston is Chief Operating Officer at the Local Government Information Unit (LGIU).
He is responsible for maintaining services to the LGIU’s 200 local authority members as well as expanding the LGIU’s reach into Scotland and Ireland. Andy is also Chief Executive of Local Energy a green deal provider company which is part of the LGIU group.
Andy ran the LGIU contribution to the Interreg funded Raingain project and convenes the Local Government Flood Forum.
In the past he has led programmes on sustainability in higher education for Forum for the Future and the OECD. He ran the ground-breaking Masters in Leadership for Sustainable Development and was a lecturer in Business for Sustainable Development at the University of Hertfordshire. For eight years he was a councillor on Chelmsford Borough Council.
Andy is also chair of the National Flood Forum, a charity supporting flood risk communities, primarily in England and Wales.