Andy has been the CEO of the East Coast Music Association (ECMA) based in Halifax Nova Scotia since April 2014. As the East Coast’s most prodigious music and industry event, he is responsible for delivering a nationally televised music award show, 5–day music festival and an industry conference as well as a world-renowned international export buyers program.
Arriving from Manchester, England in 1982, Andy started his career as a Canadian recording artist, completing two albums for Sony Records with his band the Tenants, which were released worldwide between 1982-85. Andy was the principal songwriter and guitarist.
In 1994, Andy Co-Founded and was the Managing Director of North By Northeast Conferences Inc. (NXNE) based in Toronto until 2013.
Andy is committed to building new strategic partnerships and developing career-enhancing opportunities for ECMA members as well as reciprocal initiatives for our international partners.