Andy is Chief Investment Officer at BGF. He is a member of BGF’s Board, executive team and sits on the national Investment Committee. Andy has significant experience of regional private equity, having worked as a director in the Manchester offices of ISIS Equity Partners, Bridgepoint, and Royal Bank Development Capital.
He is a chartered accountant with over 20 years’ experience in private equity, acquisition finance and corporate finance. Andy also has industry experience, having been group finance director of Pennine Retail Systems Limited, a leading UK retail software company which was successfully backed by private equity.
He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Arthur Andersen in Manchester and has an Economics degree from The University of Manchester. Andy is married with two young children and lives in Cheshire. In his limited leisure he tries, and generally fails, to impress his children by playing the piano and whilst on holiday loves to windsurf or snowboard depending on the time of year.
Andy joins the Scaleup Week panel for the “Finding a purpose and embedding a culture: lessons for leaders and teams” session on 19 May at 1:00pm.