Andrew Thomson

meet andrew

I started with Carr Gomm in April 2005 and I’m currently a senior operations manager with responsibility for developing innovative ways to support people to achieve positive outcomes, and for policies and systems relating to Carr Gomm workers.

I enjoy influencing national and local government policies and actions across Scotland in order to have a positive influence on citizens: every day brings the opportunity to change someone’s life for the better.

I have experience of ensuring governmental policy becomes a practical reality for people accessing social care services, including through digital innovations such as ClickGo ( and YooToo (

Before starting with Carr Gomm and trying to revolutionise social care in Scotland, I worked in Malawi and Ghana.

I am a Computer Science graduate with postgraduate degrees in International Development (MPhil) and Global Mental Health (MSc). My most recent international impact was to develop a practical manual for Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for use by non-specialist practitioners in Sierra Leone.

Away from work, I enjoy recreational quantum electrodynamics, mathematics and the tribulations of Scottish football.