Andrew has enjoyed a successful investment banking career spanning 30 years, during which time he has nurtured strong relationships with many major UK and International institutions as well as Corporate clients. He was employed by Hoare Govett ABN AMRO for 11 years before founding Oriel Securities (with the backing of Vitol) from scratch as Joint CEO. Oriel grew under his leadership to employ nearly 100 people, and have a valuation of approximately £40m when he sold his stake. Andrew later became CEO of Blue Oar Plc, where he successfully turned around its UK securities operations and its private client division as well as starting an asset management division. During his period as CEO, Blue Oar Plc made three successful acquisitions.
VSA Capital was acquired in August 2010 as a trading name and Andrew has rebuilt it into a successful Investment Bank and brokerage firm with a focus on Natural Resources and the Battery market and also Asia. VSA has quickly established itself as being exchange agnostic, having a global client base and working with many different funding partners such as Traders, Royalty firms and Private Equity, as well as the Equity-focussed Institutions. VSA also has a fixed Interest Asset Management capability