Andrew Fleming became the Deputy High Commissioner to Andhra Pradesh and Telangana in July 2017. His role includes promoting business and trade between the UK and India’s Telugu region and connecting with people on local issues. For example, Andrew participated in Swachch Bharat initiatives to clean up Hyderabad, and encouraged others to join. As the head of the Deputy High Commission he has supported projects on community cohesion and interfaith, countering violence against women, human trafficking, child sexual abuse, fake news and youth empowerment.
Andrew joined the British Civil Service in 1986 and has held a wide variety of roles in the UK and abroad. He has worked in Uganda, Ghana and most recently Nigeria, but has worked on international policy issues in many parts of the world including South Asia. Aside from many years working on international migration issues, he has also advised ministers on community cohesion and faith-related policy. He observed elections in Ghana (2008) and Nigeria (2015).