Andrew is a commercially driven Finance Director with significant international Board and operational exposure. Practical, hands on and results oriented with a strong operations background gained in both market leading and start-up environments.
Andrew has experience of working extensively in Europe, the US and Australasia across a range of sectors including high technology manufacturing, biotechnology, medical devices, building materials and chemicals.
Before joining the FD Centre, Andrew was Finance Director for the Broadcast Division of the Vitec Group. He restructured and refocused the global finance teams as business partners to support organic growth, cost reduction initiatives and working capital improvements. Andrew was heavily involved in a number of strategic early stage acquisitions and worked closely with local management teams to deliver growth targets.
Andrew was CEO of Avita Medical, an Australian listed start-up biotech and medical device company headquartered in Cambridge. He managed a strategic review of the business leading to revenue growth and cost reductions. He also led multiple funding rounds from institutional and private investors raising in excess of £15m.
Andrew has strong finance and business partnering experience in multi-national companies during periods of refocus and restructuring where building relationships with key stakeholders is key. He qualified with PwC in 1990.