Andrew became Chief Executive Officer of GlaxoSmithKline plc on 21 May 2008. He is a member of the Board and Corporate Executive Team.
Andrew joined Glaxo in 1985 and held a variety of Sales and Marketing roles in the UK and abroad including South Africa, The USA and Singapore where he was Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific. In 2003 Andrew was appointed President of GSK Europe, and joined GSK’s Corporate Executive Team.
Andrew has served in numerous advisory roles to Governments around the world including South Africa, Singapore, Guangzhou China and the UK, where he is currently a member of the Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Group and is the Lead Non-Executive Director for the Department for Business Innovation and Skills. He was awarded a Knighthood for services to the economy and to the UK pharmaceutical industry in the 2012 New Year Honours List. While in Singapore Andrew was a Board Member of the Singapore Economic Development Board and the Singapore Land Authority. In 2003 he was awarded the Public Service Medal by the Government of Singapore and in August 2012 was also awarded the Public Service Star.
In January 2013 Andrew took up the post of Chancellor of the University of Nottingham. Andrew is also President of the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) a position he took up on 1 January 2010.
Andrew has a Joint Honours BA in Economics from the University of Nottingham.