Andy co-founded New Zealand Micrographic Services in 1990 and it’s sister company Desktop Imaging Ltd in 1997. Andy is an expert in heritage digitisation projects, and has overseen more heritage projects than any other New Zealander. His expertise in the application of digitisation services for the collections of “memory institutions” is highly valued in the GLAM sector both nationally and internationally.
Having worked across a number of organisations in New Zealand over the past 25 plus years Andy places great value in being able to represent the views of the wider community, Government, commercial user sectors and iwi.
Andy’s extensive networks and contacts nationally and internationally allow him to offer insight into historical and current programmes and projects.
Andy was elected to the inaugural National Digital Forum Board in 2006, the ARANZ Council in 2005, Archives NZ Digitisation Standard Advisory Group in 2006 and the Australia/New Zealand Joint Standards Committee (MS/4) for Information and Image Management in 1996. In the past 5 years he has been proactive in the dissemination of information in this area and is a vocal advocate of collaboration and the NDF’s Register of Digital Initiatives. This has been primarily undertaken through digitisation training workshops given throughout New Zealand and in Singapore.