Independent non-executive director and chair designate
Andrew joined the board on 1 May 2021 as non-executive director and chair designate, and will succeed Sir Donald Brydon as chair, when Sir Donald retires at the end of September 2021. Upon becoming chair, Andrew will also become chair of the Nomination Committee. Currently, Andrew is non-executive chair of Elementis plc, where he also serves as chair of the Nomination Committee, and non-executive director of UK Government Investments Ltd. Andrew previously served as chair of Severn Trent plc from 2010 until 2020, where he also chaired the Nomination Committee and was a member of the Corporate Responsibility Committee and Remuneration Committee.
Previously, Andrew was a non-executive director of Wolseley plc, where he was also the senior independent director and chair of the Remuneration Committee. From 2003 until 2009, he served as chief executive officer of npower, leading its transformation following its demerger from National Power in 2000. Andrew holds a BSc (Honours) degree in Mechanical Engineering and is a fellow of the Energy Institute.