Current position: Chief Executive of Towry
Course: BSocSc, Economics, 1982
This mentor may be of interest to students of Accounting and Finance, Economics and those with an interest in banking, investment, finance and the City.
Andrew is Chief Executive of Towry, the Wealth Adviser.
In May 2006, he led the acquisition of Towry Law by John Scott & Partners which he joined as Chairman in August 2004, becoming Executive Chairman and Chief Executive in September 2005. Since then, under Andrew’s leadership, Towry has grown significantly to become one of the leading wealth advice businesses in the UK.
Andrew has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. His career started as a graduate trainee with Unilever and he then joined Coopers and Lybrand (now PwC) becoming a Partner in their Consultancy practice. From there he moved to Standard Chartered Bank, spending time in Hong Kong as Commercial Director of their fee earning businesses: private banking, asset management, custody and institutional and private trusts.
His roles prior to joining Towry included Group Chief Executive of Coutts Group and Chief Executive of Cox Insurance Holdings Plc, as well as a senior adviser to the Carlyle Group.
Andrew is on the Board of the National Skills Academy of Financial Services, which is the leading body for the development and delivery of education, skills and training solutions for the financial services sector. He is deputy Chair of the University of Birmingham Centre for Household Assets and Savings Management (CHASM), the UK’s first university-based interdisciplinary research centre to focus on improving the financial capability and financial inclusion of the wider UK population. He is also on the Development Advisory Committee at the University of Birmingham
Quotes from mentees
- I really enjoyed this initial meeting, it was very interesting to discuss current changes in the industry with Andrew, and he was very friendly and helpful.
- Having had such a successful meeting, I now feel even more pleased to be part of this beneficial scheme.
- I found this meeting really useful as I got lots of guidance on the roles I can work in within Credit Suisse and also how to balance priorities.