Andy Evans


Lecturer in Sport Management and Development  

Email address: amevans@ca​

Andy has over 15 years experience working across public, private and third sector organisations in the sport and leisure sector in senior management roles as well as over 15 years working in sports education at both FE and HE levels. 

​From January 2008 he was seconded to the Sports Policy Unit of the Welsh Assembly Government from the Sports Council for Wales, as Senior Policy Development Manager. During this time he advised Ministers on the Active Young People and Developing People strands of Climbing Higher and also the future development of the Free Swimming Initiative. He is now focusing on employability and enterprise development within HE sport together with policy and strategy issues.​

Research Interests

Employability and enterprise in the sport sector

Sport policy and strategy

Teaching and Supervision

Module leadership of Contemporary People Management at Level 5 and Commercial Approaches to Sport at Level 6; teaching on Marketing and Entrepreneurship module at level 5.

Qualifications and Awards

M.Ed Education and Human Movement Studies, Cardiff University and Cardiff Metropolitan University (formerly UWIC)

B.Ed (Hons) Physical Education and Geography, Cardiff Metropolitan University

Certificate of Education (Distinction), Cardiff Metropolitan University

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA)

​External Links

Andy has built an extensive network through his career to date and works with a wide variety of external bodies including Welsh Government, Sport Wales, local authorities, and national governing bodies as well as a number of commercial operators.

Sport / Coaching Profile

Alongside his senior industry roles Andy was previously a member of the Skills Active Wales Executive Committee, Board Member of the Physical Activity Network Wales, a Sported business mentor and non-executive Director to two industry related charitable trusts.​