Andrew Downie is a recently retired professional who has held posts within multi-national IT companies at executive board level, and has set up and successfully developed his own business in partnership with others. He has significant experience of business strategy, marketing and sales, and has helped companies win bids totalling in excess of £2bn. He is currently supporting the launch of an in-vehicle technology product.

He lives in Surrey, is married to Bernadette, and they have a married son with FA, who chairs Ataxia South Downs Branch. Andrew spends his time between the UK and France. He is a keen cyclist, and supporter of Woking Football Club, in addition to being a trustee of Ataxia UK since 2014.