Senior Director, Local & Regional Government, EMEA Region
Dr. Andrew Hawkins is responsible for Microsoft’s EMEA Local & Regional Government business. He is based in Manchester, UK, reporting into the Worldwide Industry Group. Prior to this, he was based at Microsoft’s Corporate HQ in Redmond, USA where he held the position of interim General Manager for the Worldwide Public Safety and National Security Group. Over the past twenty-five years, Hawkins has held senior and management sales, product, research and marketing roles within Microsoft, at UK, Europe, EMEA and Worldwide Levels. Hawkins has three decades’ public-sector expertise, having spent significant time working internationally with supranational, national, regional and local governmental organisations around the world. Hawkins currently has a voluntary advisory board role on Caring London, as well as being an advisory board member of EENA. Furthermore, he worked on various European Union and United Nations special assignments in relation to combating cross-border crime, digital cities, e-government, social inclusion and humanitarian aid. He holds a PhD in Marketing (Knowledge Circulation) and has an honorary teaching fellowship at Lancaster University. In his spare time, he is a Vice President of his local rugby club, Preston Grasshoppers and spends as much time as possible with his family.