Andy joined the Port as Finance Director in July 2011 having worked in Canada for much of the past 10 years. His experience extends to senior commercial, operational and financial roles both in the UK and Canada.
Andy qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Cardiff before continuing with the firm in Toronto, Canada. He returned to the UK to work in a Commercial Finance role for retailer Somerfield. In 2000, he returned to Toronto when he was appointed as Finance Director for a division of S&P500-listed machinery and equipment manufacturing giant Manitowoc where he led a large Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) implementation for the business. He subsequently moved into an Operations Director role within their commercial cooking equipment business and worked closely with chefs, restaurant owners and food chains such as McDonalds, overseeing substantial investment into new manufacturing facilities.
In 2007, Andy moved into a Commercial Director role for the Canadian distribution business of Manitowoc, growing the business by double digits each year. In 2009, he started his own successful company focused on providing trusted advisory services to SME business owners. Andy has also been involved in the Canadian Youth Business Foundation as a mentor to young entrepreneurs. He has been a Board Member of the Canadian Hospitality Foundation focused on providing scholarships for young chefs and has also been a volunteer for the Children's Aid Foundation in Toronto, raising funds through his marathon running. Andy will now be responsible for managing financial resources at the Port, and as well as establishing a clear financial strategy he will play a key role in determining and delivering overall business strategy.