A noted university lecturer, humanitarian activist, company executive, and international government civil servant, Andrew Hale-Byrne has devoted his life and career to global business, human security, and disability rights concerns. He has worked for nonprofit organizations, the British government, U.S. State Department, and the private sector. At present, Mr. Hale-Byrne applies his expertise as Vice President of International Management for Data Solutions & Technology Incorporated (DST) in Washington, D.C. Mr. Hale-Byrne manages business relations for DST in the Americas and Asia with regard to the aviation and aerospace industries in those regions.
Previously, Andrew Hale-Byrne served as a consultant for the Lantos Foundation, a charitable organization. From 2001 to 2009, he held various roles with the British government that included Government Press Officer and Senior Intelligence Analyst to Head of the Balkan Section in the Directorate for Central and Eastern Europe with the Ministry of Defence. He also served the British government in Switzerland as a British Participant and Senior Fellow at a Swiss government think tank, the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP). The GCSP is funded by the Swiss Federal Ministry of Defence, which is Switzerland's contribution to NATO's Partnership for Peace. Andrew Hale-Byrne periodically speaks to university students on international relations. He accepted an invitation from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to address the Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence at Norfolk State University on foreign, security, and intelligence policy in the United Kingdom. He also spoke on world politics and American and British foreign policy as a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Dubuque and Loras College in Iowa.
A member of the Royal Institute of International Affairs in London, Andrew Hale-Byrne helped to draft the United Nations Convention for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on behalf of the Roosevelt Institute. Additionally, he has donated to the nonprofit Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie, which conducts humanitarian endeavors in French-speaking nations around the world. Currently, Mr. Hale-Byrne serves on the Steering Committee for the Franklin Delano Roosevelt International Disability Rights Award, which is distributed annually in a United Nations Ceremony by Anna Eleanor Roosevelt in the presence of the UN Secretary-General.