Professional experience in developing innovative digital businesses, and over the past 25 years Andrew has led the successful growth of a number of technology focused enterprises, both
as a hired CEO, Chairman and Founder.
He began his career in 1991 at Electrocomponents plc. In 1995 he 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.
He was appointed CEO of Shazam in March 2005 and became Executive Chairman in 2013. During his tenure, Andrew was instrumental in developing and executing 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 leading venture-capital investors before selling the business to Apple in September 2018.
Andrew was previously a Non-Executive Director of Merlin Entertainments plc. He was actively involved in the sale to a private-equity consortium led by Blackstone and retired from the Board following the company’s delisting.