Andrew Parmley was born in 1956 and educated at the Royal Academy of Music and Manchester, London and Cambridge Universities.
After a spell of working as Musical Director at Blackpool Pleasure Beach he became a teacher and is, at present, Head of Senior School at The Harrodian School in Barnes, West London.
has recently completed twenty-nine years as Organist at St James' Garlickhythe
, EC4 in the City of London, where the organ has recently been restored by Mander Organs.
After ten years as a member of the Court of Common Council
(the local authority for the City of London) he
was elected Alderman for the Ward of Vintry in December 2001.
He has been Chairman of the Board of Governors of both the City of London School for Girls and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
At present he is Chairman of the Montessori St Nicholas Charity and a member of the Board of the Barbican Centre.
is a Past Master of the Worshipful Company
of Parish Clerks and a member of the Worshipful Companies of Musicians, Glass Sellers, Joiners and Ceilers, Horners, Water Conservators and Vintners.