Andy Le May
Andy is one of the founders icologie. His first degree was in computer science and he worked in the UK IT environment for 16 years. At the end of 2004 he was Marketing Director for a UK PLC, a nice position, prospects and salary but it wasn’t enough, he became aware of the serious social and environmental issues occurring in the world and felt he had to try and do something about them. Andy likes to fix things and this set him on a very interesting journey…
“Sustainability is about protectiong our future. It is a new way of thinking that affects every single part of our society. We need to reinvent everything we do. This should be seen as a enjoyable challenge and an amazing opportunity for all”
He has travelled and worked extensively around the Africa and Asia promoting cultural immersion, empathy and personal development through running teams of volunteers working in Sri Lanka after the Tsunami, organising NGO’s to put on a children’s festivals in a war torn areas, to giving talks and lectures and encouraging participation through the creation of short films promoting volunteering on social & environmental community projects… more
“Once we know and are aware, we are responsible for our action and our inaction. We can do something about it or ignore it. Either way, we are still responsible.” - Jean Paul Sartre
Andrew is a born teacher with a strong calm presence that is well suited to facilitating the complex challenges of sustainability. With over 20 years of professional experience in areas such as mentoring, counseling, presenting, teaching, lecturing, sports coaching, writing and business training, Andrew regards continuous learning and responsibility as the keys to personal and organisational development and for us all to live life fully, peacefully and more sustainably.
Cape Town born-and-bred, Andrew was educated at Wet Pups, Rondebosch Boys’ High and UCT. At university he majored in Environmental & Geographical Science, Psychology and English. Starting out Andrew enjoyed a fun-filled High School teaching career, enthusiastically teaching Geography and a bit of English, while passionately coaching Cricket and Rugby at 1st team level. He then left teaching in search of greater challenges and joined Woolworths taking on positions as a customer relations manager and Good Business Journey Champion. Andrew left Woolies and co-founded icologie to continue his passion for making a greater difference in the World.
At icologie Andrew leads the service area of coaching, learning & development for business sustainability. His particular creative talents lie in the design and implementation of enjoyable but meaningful transformational programmes in organisations undertaking their journey to sustainability.
Andrew is close to his family and is the proud dad to a busy and bouncy young son. He has a wide range of interests from the arts (fine art especially) and cooking to most outdoor sports activities especially involving mountains and the sea. For many years he was involved with local league cricket in Cape Town – now retired he plays a bit of golf, and swims.