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Nationality  United Kingdom
Occupation  Trade Unionist
Name  Andy Gilchrist

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Born  5 December 1960 (age 55) (1960-12-05)
Known for  General Secretary of the Fire Brigades Union (2000-05)

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Andrew Charles Gilchrist (born 5 December 1960) was General Secretary of the Fire Brigades Union (2000–05).


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Early life

Gilchrist was born the son of Edward and Shirley Gilchrist. He was educated at Bedford Modern School.


Gilchrist started his career at the Bedfordshire and Luton Fire and Rescue Service (1979–96). As a member of the Fire Brigades Union, he became a member of the executive council (1993-2000), a National Officer (1996-2000) and General Secretary (2000–05) before losing his position to Matt Wrack in 2005.

Gilchrist was also a Member of the General Council of the Trades Union Congress (2000–05) and a member of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (2006–08). Since 2010 he has been the National Education Officer at the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers.

Phone hacking scandal

Gilchrist was an alleged victim of the News International phone hacking scandal.

Family life

Gilchrist married Loretta Borman in 1985 and they have a son and a daughter.


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