It's some change from his last engagement, working for those nice gels at the Girls Public Day Schools Trust, and perhaps he's a little embarrassed. How did you get this number?" he snaps when a colleague reaches him in his town hall office.
But Andrew has not entirely forsaken the cause for the grimy hordes of municipal socialism (though he did look sheepish at a seminar organised by those arch-municipalists, The Education Network).
He's just there for a while, in the wake of Southwark's disastrous inspection, to help it hive off its schools to the private sector. Bravo!