Andrew McCarthy

Head of Capacity Building and Partnerships, Oxford Sustainable Finance Group & Deputy Director, Public and Third Sector Academy for Sustainable Finance


Andrew McCarthy is the Head of Capacity Building and Partnerships at the Oxford Sustainable Finance Group of the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment. Andrew is also the Deputy Director of the Public and Third Sector Academy for Sustainable Finance (The "P3S Academy"). The P3S Academy at the University of Oxford is a new global centre of learning and capacity building focused on how the public and third sectors, whether central or local government, regulators, supervisory authorities, multilateral institutions, campaigning NGOs, charities, and philanthropy, can grasp the opportunities associated with sustainable finance.

Andrew is responsible for managing and developing a strong pipeline of capacity building and training projects. He is particularly focused on operational management and strategic stakeholder management and on developing and implementing effective partnerships, centred on but not limited to capacity building and training. He works on a wide range of courses, including open-enrolment, bespoke, online, and in-person, covering a wide range of levels of seniority (from boards and senior management to new graduates), types of client (from financial institutions to civil society), and different geographies.

Andrew has managed programmes on a global scale with the delivery of training in an international spread of countries for multinational companies. In addition he has co-ordinated Executive Education projects in collaboration with ClientEarth, Imperial College London, Pearson, and the English Football Association. More recent capacity building courses that he has helped to deliver include the BBVA CIB Sustainability Leadership Programme, the Oxford Programme on the Environment and the Law for the Supreme People's Court of the People's Republic of China, and the Sustainability Virtual Lecture Series for Accenture.

Prior to his current role, he worked as the Executive Education Manager - Custom and Open Programmes, at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment. In this role he was responsible for the successful design, project management and execution of educational courses as well as leading on a number of the schools development initiatives and client relationships. He has worked in leadership development and training since 2013 having previously been employed as a Programme Manager at Saïd Business School, also at the University of Oxford.

Andrew has a BA in Management Studies from the University of Nottingham, which is complimented by PRINCE2 certification and Associate Membership of the Association for Learning Technology.