Andy Whitham received his BSc (Hons) from Durham University in 1981 and Ph.D. from Cambridge University in 1985. His PhD focused on the processes involved in the deposition of subaqueous pyroclastic flows and was supervised by Steve Sparks. He subsequently spent five years at the British Antarctic Survey working as a sedimentologist. Whilst at BAS he looked at a succession of deep marine Late Jurassic organic-rich mudstones containing air-fall ash deposits. He also investigated a Coniacian succession of deep-marine, coarse-grained, reworked volcaniclastics.
He joined CASP in 1990 where he has worked on the Jurassic to Cenozoic evolution of East Greenland and its application to the understanding of the Mid-Norwegian continental shelf. This has involved sedimentology, regional geology, sediment transport pathways, provenance and general basin evolution. In 2007 he undertook fieldwork in southern Libya looking at the Early Paleozoic succession.
Andy was Chief Geologist from 2003 and has been Managing Director and Chief Geologist since 2014.