Andy is an established entrepreneur and investor operating in junior public markets since 2007. In 2016, he founded and brought Spinnaker Opportunities Plc to the London Stock Exchange as a cash shell, in a transaction analogous to the proposed listing of Spinnaker Acquisitions Plc. Through vision, patience and determination, Andy led Spinnaker Opportunities Plc into the pioneering reverse take-over of a medicinal cannabis business to form Kanabo Group Plc. The transaction completed in February 2021, achieving multiple returns for fellow investors.
Between 2007 and 2016, Andy learned his trade as hired Chief Executive and/or Board adviser to mostly natural resources companies including Xtract Energy Plc, Silvermere Energy Plc, Zeta Petroleum Plc, Highlands Natural Resources Ltd (now Zoetic International Plc) and Zenith Energy Ltd.
For the first 17 years of his career, Andy worked for Shell in a variety of positions in oil products trading, shipping, marketing and business development. His work in marketing and business development included new market entries in South America and China. In 1999, Andy joined BG Group Plc as a New Ventures Director where he led the creation of a corporate venture to exploit BG's UK land estate to create an infrastructure business targeting the mobile telecoms sector. In 2005 he joined industrial gases group BOC Group Plc as Group Director of New Business Development, leaving upon its acquisition in 2007.
Andy has a BSc (1st Class) in Chemical Engineering and Fuel Technology from the University of Sheffield, a Diploma in Company Direction from the Institute of Directors, and has published several articles in the fields of innovation, venturing and strategic business development.