After starting his career in FMCG with Unilever and Guinness, Andrew has spent 28 years in retail. He was Group Finance Director of Laura Ashley Holdings plc, The Burton Group plc, then, for 15 years he was an Executive Director of Tesco PLC, eleven years as Finance and Strategy Director, and four years as CEO of their Retail Services Division (Tesco.com, Tesco Bank, Tesco Telecomms and DunnHumby).
He retired in August 2012, and was Chairman of Poundland up to and including their IPO. For six years he was Chairman of N Brown Group plc.
He is now Chairman of Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc, Evergreen Garden Care (UK) Limited, YourParkingSpace and Bridge Farm Group. He is an Non-Executive Director at Woolworths Holdings Limited (South Africa), MAF Retail and is an advisor to Shore Capital Markets Limited and Clearwater International.
Andrew also served for four years as an independent Non-Executive Director on the Board of the RFU and for ten years as an independent Non-Executive Director at the broadcaster Sky plc, where he was the SID. He has also served as an Independent NED for FirstGroup plc and Clarks Shoes.
Past speaker at Retail Week Live