In 2013 he took up his current position as Secretary & Treasurer to the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland – running their office in Dunfermline.
Andy Walker is a Fellow of the UK Institute of Physics, and was Chairman of its Scottish Branch, 1993 to 1995. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) in 1994 and was a member of its Council, 1998 – 2008. He was RSE Vice-President for Physical Sciences and Engineering, 2001 – 2004, and was Fellowship Secretary to the Society, 2005 – 2008. He has published over 200 scientific papers and letters and has lectured widely.
Specialties: He has worked extensively with industry (e.g. BAE Systems, BT, Marconi, Boeing, IBM, Xyratex and numerous SME’s) through a range of collaborative R&D projects. He contributed to the spin-out of Terahertz Photonics Ltd from Heriot-Watt University, as Chairman in its early phase. He was a non-executive director of Technology Ventures Scotland Ltd (2002-05), SeeByte Ltd (2007-13), and the Edinburgh Business School (until 2015).