The Ministry of Defence was established to defend the United Kingdom and strengthen international peace and stability. Andy Kingston-James, working within the MoD for much of his career, brings these principle values to his work with The TCM Group. Defending parties’ rights to dialogue, communication and accountability; strengthening the cause for people-centred resolution.
Originally from Bath, Andy spent 25 years in the Ministry of Defence (MOD) . Due to a merger of the procurement and logistics departments Andy designed a Land Systems Engineering Programme, providing Practitioner level Upskilling for technical staff within the Land Domain which equipped staff with the right skills and professional qualifications. Following the successful implementation of this programme he undertook a wider review of Acquisition training and was responsible for ensuring that Military personnel coming into Defence Acquisition had the relevant training to deliver defence capability.
As a harassment and a bullying investigator for the MOD Andy has undertaken numerous complex investigations across the three services as well as for civilian staff. He was also was involved in the redesign and implementation of the Joint Service Publication for harassment and bullying within the MOD.
During his career with the MOD, Andy has also sat as chair of grievance and disciplinary appeals.
Andy is a part of the West Somerset Academies Trust and is also Chair for one of the schools.