Major Career Roles:
- Chair of Rightmove plc
- Chair of Epidemic Sound AB
- SID of Marks & Spencer plc
- Chair of Shazam Entertainment Ltd
- CEO of Shazam Entertainment Ltd
- Advisory Board Member of UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport
Other Career Highlights:
- NED of Moneysupermarket.com Group plc
- NED of Merlin Entertainments plc
- Chair of AI Future Tech
- European MD of InfoSpace Inc.
- GM of Thomson Directories Ltd
- Various at RS Group (Electrocomponents) plc
Andrew has deep experience in developing digital businesses, and over the past 25 years has led the successful growth of a number of technology focused enterprises as CEO, Chair and Founder including FTSE 100 companies.
He is currently Chair of Rightmove plc and Epidemic Sound AB and Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of Marks & Spencer plc.
In 1995, Andrew joined Thomson Directories as General Manager of Business Ventures where he participated in an £80m management buyout led by Advent and 3i. The business was subsequently sold to SEAT in 2000 for £460m.
From 2001, Andrew was European Managing Director of Nasdaq-listed InfoSpace Inc., where he led the company’s significant European growth focusing on media and commerce services for many leading online-service providers and mobile operators.
Andrew was appointed CEO of Shazam in March 2005 and became Executive Chair in 2013. During his tenure, he led the development and execution of a growth strategy to establish one of the world’s leading mobile consumer brands with over 1bn users. He restructured the company and diversified the business’s focus, gaining the support of some of the world’s pre-eminent venture capital investors before selling the business to Apple in September 2018.
As a Non-Executive Director of Merlin Entertainments plc, Andrew was actively involved in the company’s sale to a private-equity consortium led by Blackstone and retired from the Board following the company’s delisting.