POSITION: Research Associate
QUALIFICATIONS: BA, LLB, LLM, Postgrad. Dip. Tax, MBA, MCom, PhD
AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Public management and governance; structures and functions of government; public sector finance; intergovernmental fiscal, administrative and political relations; decentralisation as a politico-administrative model; public sector reform; public participation; public policy analysis and development.
Andrew Siddle practises as an independent consultant to national and local governments, parastatals, advisory firms, NGO’s, international organisations and advisory firms. He also lectures part-time at the College of Accounting and the Graduate School of Business at the University of Cape Town. He has a wide range of academic and professional interests in the public sector, especially in the fields of governance, public finance, intergovernmental relations, public sector reform, and government structures and functions; he has a special interest in democratic decentralisation and is an acknowledged expert in the field. He has been admitted as an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa and practised as such for several years, after which he worked for a UK-based multinational with interests in various sectors, followed by extensive experience in the developmental sector while working for a leading developmental finance institution. He is a graduate of the Graduate School of Business, having obtained from the GSB both his MBA and his PhD. The topic of his thesis for the latter degree was “Decentralisation in South African Local Government: A Critical Evaluation”.