BIOGRAPHYHaving relocated back to the United Kingdom, Andrew is keen to join a dynamic, progressive, and innovative organisation. Having worked for two of the world's most admired Fortune Global 500 companies, Andrew’s experience in leadership at boardroom level, within the information technology, communications, retail and non-governmental, non-profit sectors, has been exceptional in preparing him to join the most commercially competitive industries.
Working at Microsoft for over fifteen years, Andrew was vice-president responsible for directing people strategies and agenda in Customer Services & Support, one of Microsoft's largest divisions, a nine-thousand person international business that provides billions of technical product support and customer service interactions to thousands of Microsoft customers across 191 countries and 46 languages. Accountable for developing and overseeing the execution of the people and organisational effectiveness agenda, in partnership with client business leaders.
Previously serving as Senior Director of People & Organization Capability, Microsoft Services, a team dedicated to helping businesses and consumers, maximise the value of their investment in Microsoft technologies. These roles included being part of the Global Human Resource Organization leadership team, providing a broad range of talent, leadership, and organisational development, helping to lead the company through unprecedented growth. These roles required succession planning at the highest level, a selection process that mirrored the competencies and values required to achieve growth, training and development that supported the focus on leadership, and an organisational structure where bright people are challenged.
Before this role, Andrew was Geographical Human Resources Director, Canada accountable for approximately 1,900 employees in Microsoft Retail and Entertainment & Devices. Responsible for developing and overseeing the people strategy and execution by working closely with the Area Vice President, corporate functions, segment and local HR team to accelerate business impact and outcomes through talent.
Joining Microsoft straight from University in 1998 Andrew held a number of management and marketing positions across Microsoft’s consumer, hardware, and productivity businesses prior to becoming a director of the Home & Retail Division. Responsible for overseeing development and business strategy for consumer hardware, software, and Macintosh products across the Pacific Northwest District.
Outside office hours Andrew enjoys the challenges and diversity of abseiling, face climbing, yachting, and scuba diving and is a keen winter sports enthusiast, enjoying both skiing and ice hockey. Andrew also holds a Private Pilot Licence and flies in the United States and Europe.