Background and industry experienceAndrew is Managing Partner of Fisher German LLP, having overall responsibility for the leadership and management of the business. He chairs the Operational Team and is a member of the Strategy Group whilst also sitting on the Governance Board. Previously having been the Chief Operating Officer for Fisher German he has an intricate knowledge of the operations of the business.
He has been in the industry for over 25 years, originally with John German, then Germans and now Fisher German, and his understanding of both the Rural and Utilities Sectors enables him to ensure that the needs of the business align with the strategic needs of our clients. He is a Director of the National Forest Charitable Trust and he chairs the Heart of the National Forest Park Board. He is also a member of the Institute of Directors and a member of the Managing Partners Forum. He has also benefited from attending courses at HEC in Paris and Harvard Business School in the US.
Having qualified at Harper Adams, Andrew moved to the business in 1995 and lives in Leicestershire with his fiancée, two teenage sons and young daughter. He enjoys sport generally, having undertaken a number of walking, running and cycling endurance events.
When did you join Fisher German?
When 1% of the UK population had internet access!
Why did you join Fisher German?
The people. At my interview there was a heavy emphasis on me as the individual and what it would be like to be part of the team, rather than either a psychometric test or testing my understanding of the degree that I had undertaken. People first.
What has been your favourite project and why?
Too many to mention, probably a reflection of age unfortunately. I have had an opportunity to work with a diverse range of clients and colleagues in a variety of sectors across the business. Most recently heading up the Operational Group and creating a cohesive culture where individuals are working more closely with specialists from across the group has been particularly rewarding. Taking over as Managing Partner is now my new favourite project.
Most admired, non-property brand?
Not sure whether you can call the All Blacks a brand but to me they have to be up there.
Anything that requires physical exertion and pushes your boundaries, either mentally or physically. After years of playing rugby, the concept of being able to touch my toes seems quite challenging so yoga has become a pastime!
Best holiday destination?
Without sounding too corny, anywhere with my fiancée, two boys, daughter and two dogs (ideally with a bit of sunshine)
One item to take to a desert island?
If it is an item, rather than a person or animal, I think it would have to be a surf board! Always fancied being a surfer…
Who would you like to be stranded in a lift with?
Probably my great, great grandad, just so I could understand a little more about my family.
What’s your favourite film of all time?
Having grown up reading Tolkien, it would have to be between the Hobbit or Lord of the Rings. Everyone loves a hobbit!