Andy is a Chartered Accountant, qualifying with Deloitte Haskins and Sells in 1991 then specialising in Corporate Finance advisory work. In 1993, he embarked on a 15 year spell as FD/MD of several financial and operational turnarounds in the manufacturing and distribution sectors, starting with the acquisition and susbsequent turnaround of CP Pharmaceuticals Limited, a loss-making division of Fisons plc before it was sold to Wockhardt Group a decade later. Subsequent roles included Benders Holdings Limited and Bernstein Group Holdings Limited before returning to the advisory world as a partner in Campbell Woolley LLP. Founded Coveney Associates Consulting in 2010 providing FD advice, turnaround services and cashflow management advice to a portfolio of businesses, including taking investments in some of those companies.
Qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte and Touché and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Early City career included roles at Save and Prosper and F&C Management Ltd. Joined Teather and Greenwood in 1997 and he was involved as partner and then Finance Director in the company’s flotation on AIM and subsequent move to the Official List. Ran his own consultancy specialising in turnarounds and start-ups until joining Hitchens, Harrison & Co plc in January 2005.
An experienced power sector corporate lawyer and a sinologist, who has advised on trade and legal affairs relating to China, she is a graduate of the London School of Oriental and African Studies where she obtained a first class honours degree in Chinese followed by a Robert Sterling Clark fellowship to Taiwan National University and a Kennedy Scholarship to Harvard. She gained wide business experience in Asia having been responsible for business development in China for Racal Electronics Plc for a decade. She has been working in the electricity sector since 1997.
Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, Simon qualified as Chartered Accountant in 1980. After obtaining a degree in Business Studies, he spent his career with Grant Thornton and became a partner in 1988. Simon specialised in corporate finance and corporate recovery, principally restructuring work. He was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Grant Thornton UK in 2008, retiring in late 2011. Since then, has acted as a business consultant. He is also an accredited mediator.