Andy is an established Director and Chief Executive of growth businesses with successful experience in both major multi-national corporations and smaller public companies. He has a background in strategic business development combined with technical literacy and an entrepreneurial mind-set and a record of commercial delivery across energy and process industries.
Andy gained his technical literacy and systems thinking approach through studying Chemical Engineering and Fuel Technology at the University of Sheffield in the UK. He graduated in 1982 with 1st Class Honours. He then joined Shell in their oil trading and shipping division, working in the Middle East before broadening to marketing and developing an expertise in new market entry projects in South America and China. Andy moved to BG Group in 1999 to pursue his interest in strategic business development, gaining exposure to the natural gas business and working as a new venture director and head of corporate strategy. He later worked with various corporate clients as an adviser and practitioner, most notably as Global Director of New Business Development for BOC Group, prior to its sale in 2007. Since 2007, Andy has led a number of small-cap energy companies, most recently as CEO of Zeta Petroleum Plc, a UK company with gas production in Romania.
Andy has been a long-time associate of Andrew Gaule. Prior to joining up with Aimava, Andy worked alongside Andrew and his teams in Corven Networks and in the original Henley-Incubator. He has researched and published several thought-leadership pieces based on practical experience including “Going Beyond the Idea”, addressing how companies can turn promising ideas into successful business reality and “Ready to Roll”, addressing the appropriate selection of ideas for strategic growth and venturing.