“My coach has had a huge impact on my personal development and my businesses performance over the last 12-18 months. He has significantly helped me develop as a leader and always has my best interests at heart."
COO, FTSE 100 Hotels Group
Andrew has coached business leaders for the last 15 years in a wide variety of sectors. Bringing his experience as a CFO and CEO he is passionate about identifying and unlocking the leader’s potential.
Great leaders build on their natural talents and strengths to deliver twice the profits generated by merely ‘good’ business leaders. Clients and colleagues value Andrew’s ability to cut quickly to the heart of the matter and empathise with their situations. He coaches leaders to understand who they uniquely are to the world, at work and at home, increasing their business impact.
A qualified chartered accountant, Andrew spent 10 years as a CFO before his first CEO role at Olympus Microscopes, increasing sales and profits by 50% in two years. Following a successful business turnaround as CEO of Olympus Switzerland, Andrew led the growth of the Diagnostic business by 30% per annum over 3 years. He then conceived and built a global business in electronic blood transfusion safety. In 2006, Andrew created a pioneering business dedicated to saving money whilst reducing the impact of business on the environment. He joined Merryck & Co. in 2008 as CEO Europe, led a management buyout in 2011, selling the business in 2021. Andrew founded Strengths Unleashed in 2017.
Andrew qualified as a coach with Results Coaching. A Merryck & Co. mentor from 2008-2020, he is certified in a wide range of psychometric instruments and a Master Trainer for Zenger Folkman's Extraordinary Leader 360.
Andrew is active in supporting charities as a trustee and through pro-bono mentoring/coaching. He is married to Anne, whom he met at Emmanuel College, Cambridge. They have 3 grown-up children, various pets and two classic cars, a 1932 Riley Monaco saloon and a 1963 Triumph Vitesse convertible.