Andrew Whitehead

Senior Partner & Head of Energy, Shakespeare Martineau LLP, 

Andrew Whitehead is a Partner and Head of Energy & Climate Change at SGH Martineau. Andrew joined Martineau in 1986 as a trainee when it was Ryland Martineau, becoming a partner in 1994. He launched the firm's energy practice in 1995, and became head of the Commercial Group in 2006. Andrew is also an elected member of Martineau's executive management board.

Andrew has considerable experience of energy and water sector issues, with a particular emphasis in recent times on climate change initiatives and environmental sustainability. He has worked for major utility companies in the electricity, gas and water sectors for many years, as well as renewable developers. Andrew is a regular in the "Top 50" Midlands Lawyers list and recognised in the legal directories for his particular expertise in relation to electricity transmission, gas metering and balancing services.

Since 2007, Andrew has been leading Martineau's's involvement in the Legal Sector Alliance as a founder member, and through the LSA is working to spread awareness amongst law firms, in-house counsel and barristers' chambers of climate change mitigation and adaptation, and sustainable best practice.

Andrew lives in Warwick with his wife and daughter, and is an enthusiastic pianist and blues guitarist.