Andrew held a number of senior leadership roles at Grant Thornton, a major international accounting firm, before retiring in May 2010 – the same year that he was recruited to the GBWR Board. In the latter part of his public practice accounting career he was one of the leaders of the firm’s audit business, having previously gained valuable experience in recovery and corporate finance. His client experience included a number of well known sporting and membership organisations, motor retail, high-end engineering and the drinks sector.

On the GBWR Board Andrew has responsibility for all aspects of finance, and he also assists with the development of the company’s international profile and influence. Having known next to nothing of the sport when he joined the Board, he is now an enthusiastic – and, perhaps, slightly less ignorant – supporter.

Away from GBWR Andrew continues as a governor of a Catholic voluntary aided secondary school (one of the top 100 non-selective schools in England), is an avid theatre and concert-goer, and is a member of Ealing RFC.