After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant Andrew spent his formative post qualifying years with KPMG in Hong Kong working on a portfolio of financial services and commercial clients. On returning to London he joined Citibank and over 5 years held various financial control roles.
Andrew then spent 5 years as Financial Controller for the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority. On returning to London Andrew spent a further 2 years at Citibank, followed by 7 years with CIBC World Markets, the London investment banking subsidiary of one of Canada’s largest financial institutions. At CIBC, Andrew held roles as Head of Business Financial Control and then as head of Internal Audit for Europe and Asia.
After these years with larger organizations and a huge knowledge of systems and controls Andrew made the switch to the SME sector, variously in financial services, B2B services, digital media and leisure/events. In these roles Andrew performed roles as FD and CFO covering a broad range of administrative and support activities. Andrew found the switch to SME’s invigorating and thrives on hands on detail and managing/mentoring teams.