Prior to that Andy had his first spell running his own business and worked with a number of PE Groups, such as Cinven, Verny Capital and Alpha One as well as many major branded food service companies including KFC, Burger King, Max’ Group Inc, Ramcar to name but a few. A growing element is conducting commercial due diligence work on M&A’s (since March 2013) Andy has been engaged in due diligence work for Fajr Capital, Actis, McKinsey, BCG, PWC and Abraaj.
He also spent 23 years at Yum! Brands / Pepsi, from 1986 to 2009 in a number of roles. His last role at Yum! was as the Director of Supply Chain Management at Yum! Asia, he was responsible for brand development of Pizza Hut and KFC in Asia (a $3.4BN business), developing new growth layers, designing supply and business strategies, leading trade discussions through NGO's at ministerial level and negotiating key contracts (in excess of $500MM). He worked very closely with China and had functional responsibility for India for more than a decade.
As a part of the senior executive team, Andy was responsible for developing the regional strategies, which included how a brand is taken to market, selecting franchisees, opening new markets, menu strategies, new sales layers etc.
As an internationalist, he has worked for 19 years on overseas assignments in Singapore (8 years), Middle East (4 years), Central Europe (4 years) and the United States (2 years), Philippines (18 months).
- Strategy Development & Planning
- Building Organisational Structures (whilst keeping tight control on G&A)
- Change Management
- Financial Planning and Modelling
- Business Development
- Supply Chain and Procurement
- R&D / QA (for R&D: Understanding Trends, Consumer Insights, Innovation, Menu Development, Pipeline Building)