Andrew Smith

Andrew is a Director of Cobic. He recently led on the Department of Health’s programme for extending patient choice of Any Qualified Provider, one of the key programmes of the government’s reform agenda. Prior to this, he led the production of the ‘Procurement Guide for commissioners of NHS funded healthcare services’.

Andrew was one of the architects of the Principles and Rules for Cooperation and Competition and helped set up the Cooperation and Competition Panel to govern fairness and transparency in NHS commercial activity.

His career started in the NHS on the flagship graduate financial management training scheme (FMTS), where Andrew worked in all areas of NHS finance, qualifying as an accountant and spending two years working in a large acute trust as a divisional chief Accountant.