Andrew has gathered a wealth of experience growing and turning around a variety of businesses. Prior to moving into consultancy he led the worldwide financial, commercial and support functions of the Anite mobile device business during a period of rapid expansion and growing profitability and then into its subsequent merger into US technology leader Keysight.
Prior to Anite, Andrew has worked with leading businesses across other sectors including Orange, where he ran the finance team of a major division and also has had major roles at Eleco, Covance, Novell and a number of SMEs. Andrew is a Chartered Accountant and has also attended the London Business School.
Andrew has extensive practical experience in leading change, mergers and acquisitions, cash management, restructuring, performance improvement and raising funds. In addition to handling these key elements Andrew’s focus is always aligned with the business owners overall goal, be that growth or exit. As a financial leader Andrew places special emphasis on developing strong relationships with the Chief Executive, other business leaders and mentoring the finance team so that he can become an outstanding business partner. He uses this insight and positivity to translate high-level strategy into front line action across the business.
In addition to working for the FD Centre Andrew also runs a property development business, which helps him understand some of the challenges faced by SMEs.