interim Chief Executive and Executive Director
In 2018, Andy took on the mantle of Interim Chief Executive. He is charged with advancing the Port’s strategy at a key time. Working closely with the rest of the Board and the Port’s executive and operational teams, Andy has been focusing on consolidating the business operations and creating the right conditions for future growth. Since joining the Port in 2011, Andy has managed key strategic investments and has particularly championed the Port’s flagship projects, Milford Waterfront and Pembroke Dock Marine, which are breaking new ground for us. Like Chris, the company’s culture is a high priority for Andy.
Andy joined the Port as Finance Director in 2011 bringing with him extensive working knowledge in senior financial, commercial and operational roles across a broad range of industries. In 2014, Andy accepted the role of Deputy Chief Executive adding responsibility for the marine operations and risk management aspects of the Port. He is currently acting as the Interim Chief Executive.
He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Cardiff before continuing with the firm in Toronto, Canada. In 2000, he was appointed as Finance Director for a division of S&P500-listed machinery and equipment manufacturing giant Manitowoc. He subsequently moved into an Operations Director role within its commercial cooking equipment business and worked closely with chefs, restaurant owners and food chains such as McDonalds. In 2007, Andy took over as Commercial Director 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, before returning to the UK.
Andy is a member of the CBI Council in Wales, a Trustee Director of the Pilots National Pension Fund and a Board member at Pembrokeshire College.