Paul Andrew is Vice President for Public Affairs and Communications at Harvard University, overseeing the University’s core external communications functions and The Harvard Gazette, as well as regulatory and community engagement efforts in Boston and Cambridge, and Harvard’s relationships with federal, state, and local policy makers and stakeholders.
As Vice President, Andrew has developed and implemented coordinated communications and advocacy strategies for key University priorities and initiatives, including campaigns on the arts and humanities, public service, voting and citizenship, COVID and public health, and race and inequality. He also serves as adviser and spokesperson to the President, Provost, and other University leaders.
Prior to joining Harvard, Andrew was Executive Vice President and chief growth officer at Weber Shandwick in Boston, a leading global strategic communications consultancy, where he advised governments, non-profits, trade organizations, and companies around the world.
A native of the United Kingdom, Andrew served as an adviser to Gordon Brown, then Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, and as director of communications for the European Parliamentary Labour Party in Brussels. He has extensive experience in international affairs, having led communications strategies for the National Democratic Institute; the Caribbean Community; and the UN-supported International Trade Center in Geneva. He has also advised governments and leaders in Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa on communications and message development.
Andrew began his career as a reporter and has been a frequent commentator for the BBC, CNN, and Fox on politics and international affairs. He has presented on communications, reputation management, message development, and crisis strategy for a wide range of organizations including CASE Europe, Times Higher Education, and the Building Universities Reputation International Conference at the Universidad de Navarra in Spain. He serves on the board of Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries of Massachusetts and previously served as a member of the Executive Committee of HUBWeek.