“My mentor 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 worked in a variety of roles from CEO, to administrative, finance, marketing and frontline sales, working with different cultures (North America/Europe/Asia). He has led consumer and healthcare businesses from ‘large corporate’ to ‘start-up’ and worked in the leadership ‘space’ for the last 15 years.
Andrew is passionate about the impact of exceptional leadership within organisations because great leaders build on their strengths to deliver twice the profits generated by ‘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 believes in helping leaders understand who they uniquely are to the world, at work and at home.
A qualified chartered accountant, Andrew spent 10 years as a Finance Director before his first CEO role at Olympus Microscopes, increasing sales and profits by 50% in two years. After a successful business turnaround as CEO of Olympus Switzerland, Andrew went on to head up the Diagnostic business growing the business 30% per annum over 3 years. He then conceived and built a global business in electronic blood transfusion safety. In 2006, Andrew was a pioneer in starting a business dedicated to saving money whilst reducing the impact of business on the environment. He is a co-owner of Merryck & Co. which he joined in 2008 as CEO Europe and together with colleagues led a management buyout in 2011. Andrew established Strengths Unleashed in 2017.
Andrew qualified as a coach with Results Coaching. A Merryck & Co. mentor since 2008, he is 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 children, various pets and two classic cars, a 1932 Riley Monaco saloon and a 1963 Triumph Vitesse convertible.