Deputy General Secretary (Telecoms & Financial Services)
Andy Kerr was a Field Engineer for BT since 1975, and has over 47 years’ experience of the Telecoms Industry as well as being active in the Union throughout that time.
He has held various positions over the years from being a Workplace Rep in 1976, and since then a Branch Committee member, Branch Vice-Chair, Assistant Secretary and Branch Secretary. Andy also held various Regional Union positions until being elected to the National Executive Council in 1997, and was elected Chair of the Telecoms & Financial Services Executive in 1999. He was also National President / Vice-President from that date until being elected in June 2008 to the position of Deputy General Secretary (Telecoms & Financial Services).
Andy is a lifelong Labour Party member and has held virtually every position at both Branch and Constituency level. He currently serves on the Labour Party National Executive on behalf of the CWU since his election to that body in September 2007 and served as NEC Chair in 2018. He is also a member of the National Policy Forum and Co-Chair of the Better Jobs and Better Work Policy Commission.
On the International front, Andy is a member of the ICTS Committee of the Union Network International (UNI), is currently the UNI World ICTS President since 2015 to date. He also is a Pension Fund Trustee for the BT Pension Scheme.
Andy was born in Ayrshire in Scotland. Andy is married and has two adult children, Matthew and Amanda, and two grandchildren Dylan and Eva.