- Job title: Independent Chairman
Since leading the management buyout and subsequent IPO of Workplace Technologies plc in the late 1990's, Andy has been Chairman of a series of Private Equity backed businesses in a wide variety of market sectors. Specialising in either high growth or turnaround, Andy’s Chairman roles have included the employment law, health and safety, and ISO business, Citation, the employee engagement business, Reward Gateway, the analytical CRM business, ClarityBlue, the environmental consulting business, Enviros, the vehicle management business, Nexus, and the pan-European SAP resourcing business, Red Commerce.
Andy is currently Chairman of Bristow & Sutor, AE Graphics, and Makeitcheaper. and is also a Non-Executive Director of CitNOW.
Despite a stated commitment never to repeat working in any specific market sector, there are some common themes here. Businesses that are either growing or struggling often require specific help with the people, and Andy has actively sought situations where his skills in building strong management teams, coaching, mentoring, performance management, and recruitment can be exploited.
Keen to point out that every situation encountered is different, and requires a unique approach, Andy has now acted as CEO, Chairman, or NXD on 14 Private Equity backed businesses over the last 25 years.