With extensive experience in foreign service, intelligence, and international commerce, Andrew Hale-Byrne has served in the private and public sectors in the United Kingdom, Canada, United States, Switzerland, and the Balkans. He currently works for Data Solutions & Technology Incorporated (DST), which provides technical, aerospace, logistical, and managerial products and services to U.S. federal agencies and governments around the world.
As Vice President of International Management at DST, Andrew Hale-Byrne brings a broad background in humanitarian development, intelligence analysis, security policy, diplomacy, and press relations to his position. Mr. Hale-Byrne directs the company’s relations with businesses in the aerospace and aviation industries in North and South America, as well as in Asia. Prior to his role at DST, Andrew Hale-Byrne served as a consultant for the Lantos Foundation, a nonprofit organization in Washington, D.C., that focuses on human rights as a goal of U.S. foreign policy and to be a voice for human rights in every corner of the world. As a representative of the Lantos Foundation, he attended the 2010 Washington Human Rights Summit of advocates, dissidents, government policymakers, international government officials, and other influential figures hosted by the Freedom House.
For more than eight years, Andrew Hale-Byrne held overseas governmental posts in Switzerland, the Balkans, and Afghanistan. Initially, he worked for the British Ministry of Defence, overseeing the Balkan Section in the Directorate for Central and Eastern Europe. He served as a press officer for the British Government Information and Communication Service following the invasion of Iraq during Britain’s Operation Telic. Following that time, he was posted to Switzerland as a Senior Fellow and British Participant at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, a Swiss government think tank funded by the Swiss Federal Ministry of Defence, which is Switzerland’s contribution to NATO’s Partnership for Peace. Mr. Hale-Byrne successfully completed his work for the British government, again working on matters pertaining to the Balkans and the countries of the Former Yugoslavia, where he spent four years working at the British Defence Intelligence Staff. During that period, he also participated in the drafting process for the United Nations Convention for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities as a UN representative of the Roosevelt Institute. Andrew Hale-Byrne currently 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 U.N. Secretary-General. Mr. Hale-Byrne is responsible for re-establishing the Award under new leadership at the United Nations. Visit Tinyurl.com/7ukbnod for additional information on the Franklin Delano Roosevelt International Disability Rights Award.
Andrew Hale-Byrne obtained his first Master of Arts with Honours in Politics and Modern History from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom. He also received a Master of Arts in Security Policy Studies from the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.