Andrew returned to Executive Search in 2007 after having fulfilled various senior roles in business, and was appointed Managing Director of Woodburn Mann (Pty) Limited in October 2010.
He has been involved with searches for the retail, mining, heavy industry, communications, FMCG, financial services and state enterprise sectors for both blue chip and entrepreneurial clients.
He began his career in executive search in 1995 in London working on international search projects across all functions and industries. Thereafter he returned to South Africa and worked for a Global brewing company in corporate strategy and marketing. His involvement in leading brands and new product development provided a platform to leverage his strategic insight and creative flair into the commercial arena. Andrew has experience working in a start-up team for the creation of a financial institution, and was involved in the founding a new banking organisation with a focus on micro-finance. His skills include marketing/strategy consulting, web design and online integration, performance management, software development, data analysis and reporting services.
He holds a Master of Science degree in Development Economics from Oxford University, UK, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Witwatersrand. In addition he holds a Social Studies graduate diploma certificate from Oxford University, UK.
Andrew is also an accomplished underwater photographer and all round adventurer having completed the Cape Epic Mountain biking race and earned the Underwaterphotograph.com World Champion Award in 2004.