Andrew joined our business as Commercial Director in June 2020. Andrew has a diverse career background; after leaving full time education he spent 12 years in the Royal Air Force working in Air Traffic Control then almost 5 years in the Police Service. His commercial experience began at RELX where after much success growing the business Andrew’s career extended beyond UK to Chicago in the USA where he helped establish and grow a new business operation. Andrew then returned to the UK where he spent some time at WoltersKluwer on a restructure project, before moving to work for Experian where he spent 7 very successful years leading several Go-To-Market Sales Teams.
Andrew describes himself as a people person who’s primary aim outside general business management and business growth is to ensure his people feel valued and they themselves have opportunity to achieve their own career or life aspirations. Asked why he chose to come to work here, Andrew states he felt he simply needed a fresh challenge, the business was/is in a market that has great potential to grow, it was showing aspirations to develop and invest, and ultimately he felt the people he met were honest and showed true ethical values.
Outside work Andrew is married to Claire, and he has a Daughter and Son. He enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf (or trying to), and as he calls it, pavement plodding (jogging). He follows Liverpool FC and he has several remaining lifetime ambitions including, going into lower earth orbit to look down at the earth from above; To visit the South Pacific Islands; Walk the West Highland Way, and at some point nearer retirement he wants to learn to play the Spanish Guitar.