Directors and Trustees

Andrew Darron - Director

Andrew Darron is the Executive Director at Groundwork. 

Working to the Board of Trustees, he leads the development and implementation of the Trust’s long term strategic plan.  An engineer by background, Andrew has worked for Groundwork for over 19 years, joining initially as an unemployed graduate volunteer. 

He developed the Business Services Team at Groundwork in Oldham, before moving to Groundwork’s NW Regional Team as Head of Regional Development where Groundwork led on the development of the award winning £13m Target: Wellbeing programme, the long running United Utilities CSR partnership – United Futures, and the Newlands Derelict Land Programme.  Following this he moved to Groundwork Manchester where he extended the work of the Trust into Stockport and established Blue Sky North – a social enterprise with the sole purpose of helping ex-offenders to find work. 

He has been the Executive Director at Groundwork since 2010 and led the expansion of the Trust into Merseyside and the creation of Groundwork Cheshire Lancashire & Merseyside following the merger of Groundwork Cheshire and Groundwork Lancashire West & Wigan.  He has a specific interest in exploiting the role that local environments can play in improving wellbeing and tackling long term barriers to employment.