Andrew Townsend
London & South East

Andrew Townsend
NXD Non-Exec

A qualified accountant specialising in business strategy, possessing a proven commercial and operational track record at a senior level in professionally governed financial services organisations spanning over twenty five years.

Andrew has held executive positions within large organisations such as Abbey National and Lehman Brothers and venture capital backed entrepreneurial companies like The Beacon Group, an independent B2B and B2C (HNW) financial services group where he was Chief Executive.

Always seen as a trusted and considered, individual, Andrew has operated in various non executive roles including Chairman, both independently and on behalf of Abbey National and Lehman Brothers. Considerable stakeholder management experience has been gained covering individual and corporate shareholders, funding and product providers, HNW clients, employees, regulators (FSA) and suppliers, all of these on a UK and international basis.

Andrew has been involved in the successful creation and sale of several new financial services businesses, achieved successful business turnarounds and driven through significant change management programmes which have included developing automated operational and consumer solutions.

Andrew has recently taken the decision to put his experience to work across a small selective portfolio (in order to be readily accessible) of small/medium sized organisations in the form of NED or consultancy roles. Currently this includes being a FSA approved NED of a Bridging finance lender, a manufacturer and retailer of luxury fashion bags and an Executive consultant to a modern boutique law firm.

  • Finance
  • Operations and Production
  • Business & Financial Services
  • Construction, Property & Real Estate
  • Retail & Consumer Goods