Hey there! I'm Andrew McCaughan, a CTO, engineering and product leader dedicated to tackling real human problems through innovative solutions. Throughout my career, I've focused on building high-performing teams and products that make a positive impact on people's lives.

Currently, I am Director of Engineering at Civica, a GovTech company based in the United Kingdom. In this role, I lead the development and delivery of software products for Local Government Authorities in the UK and United States.

Before joining Civica, I held the position of Chief Technology Officer at BuffaloGrid, where I spearheaded the initiative to provide reliable power and digital services to unconnected communities. Our innovative product, StreamSpot, a solar-powered device, not only charges up to 10 mobile devices simultaneously but also offers streaming services without the need for an internet connection. The StreamSpot has made a positive impact in Bangladesh, Nigeria, and Zambia. You can follow BuffaloGrid's story on their website.

My journey has also led me to work with Philips and Intel. I've successfully delivered projects for local government and the energy sector as an independent contractor. Alongside my technical expertise, I take great pride in mentoring and coaching individuals at various stages of their tech careers, helping them grow into senior-level professionals.

My goal is to use my leadership skills to build and nurture high-performing teams and individuals and develop software that significantly improves the quality of life and helps businesses thrive.

Experience and skills


  • Life sciences
  • Energy and Utilities
  • Local, devolved, and central Government
  • Education
  • Healthcare


  • Building teams from scratch
  • Transforming teams into high-performers
  • Software architecture
  • Cloud computing
  • Coaching and mentoring


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The views and opinions expressed in this blog are solely those of the author, Andrew McCaughan, and do not necessarily reflect the views of any past or present employers mentioned on this site.