Andy became chairman of Dunelm plc in 2015 having joined the board as a non-executive director the previous year. Prior to this, Andy was CEO of three public companies: Whitbread plc (2010-2015), easyJet plc (2005-2010) and Lex/RAC plc (1996 – 2005).
Whilst at Whitbread Andy led a programme of rapid organic growth, tripling the company’s market capitalisation to £9bn, making it a FTSE 50 company. Andy also spent 9 years at Courtaulds Textiles, firstly as CFO, during its IPO in 1990, and then MD of Courtaulds International Fabrics and Home Furnishings.
Andy has an MBA (and is a Distinguished Alumnus of) Cranfield School of Management and an MA from Pembroke College, Cambridge University. He is a mentor for J&A Mentoring Partners.