Andrew is a co-owner of Bailey Fisher and leads the business with Toby Young. Andrew focuses on the senior talent needs of ambitious technology and life sciences businesses, from venture backed start-ups to mature, publicly listed businesses. He has a significant breadth of expertise, having spent over 20 years hiring boards and leadership teams for growth businesses across the UK. Andrew hires across the C-suite and board, with a focus on Chair/NXD, CFO and CEO searches.
Andrew joined Bailey Fisher in 2011 and took over leadership of the business following an MBO in 2018. Over the past decade he has supported the growth of some of Cambridge and the UK’s most successful technology and life science businesses, making key leadership hires for companies that have subsequently raised significant funding, exited to multi-nationals or received £1bn+ valuation.
Andrew has a deep understanding of the challenges involved in growing and scaling a business, and the different leadership needs at each stage. He takes an advisory approach, working closely with his clients to ensure that he understands their vision and ambition, and the specific details of each search.
For the past decade, Andrew has been bringing together business leaders as part of Bailey Fisher’s Leadership Series, hosting its CFO, Chair and Private Market groups for dinner and discussion. If you’d like to be a part of this, please see our Leadership Series.
Prior to Bailey Fisher, Andrew spent 10 years in finance recruitment.
"Andrew placed me as CFO at Grass Roots Group and I was impressed with the way he brought the company and all its challenges to life for me. All the way through the interview process he kept in touch with me to understand what I was thinking and was a great facilitator of a match between me and the company."