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Exeter City Futures Appoints New Managing Director
Posted on: July 16th 2020
Section: Member news

  • Exeter City Futures (ECF) announces appointment of new Managing Director, Andrew Hardwick.
  • Andrew will work to ensure that ECF builds strong collaborations and effectively facilitates the city’s delivery of a carbon neutral Exeter by 2030.

Exeter City Futures has announced the appointment of their new Managing Director, Andrew Hardwick. Having previously worked as Regional Stores Director for Tesco (Westcountry), Andrew brings 20 years of senior executive management experience across retail, hospitality, leisure, and not-for-profit sectors.

Andrew takes up the role from Liz O-Driscoll, and joins following the curation and publication of the Net Zero Exeter 2030 Plan. As the new Managing Director, Andrew’s focus is to ensure Exeter City Futures delivers effective collaborations that facilitate Exeter’s vision to be carbon neutral by 2030. 

Specialising in transformational change, Andrew has a long history of managing and delivering major projects whilst developing collaborative relationships with an eclectic mix of partners and individuals. Andrew Hardwick said:

“I am incredibly excited to join the Exeter City Futures team at what is such a critical moment not just for the organisation, but the city as a whole as we come together to build back better post Covid-19.”

“My key role will be to build upon the already fantastic work that has been carried out by Exeter City Futures to date and work together with everyone in Exeter to turn the Net Zero Exeter 2030 Plan into collaborative, practical action.”

To learn more about Exeter City Futures, the Net Zero Exeter 2030 Plan and how the city is realising its carbon neutral ambitions, visit


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