Andy joined the Board in April 2014 and was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Quilter Financial Planning in December 2015, subsequently leading the acquisition of the Caerus business. Prior to that he was Distribution Director, leading the Distribution team to provide first-class products and solutions for customers and to recruit and support advisers, including the acquisitions of Positive Solutions (approximately 700 advisers) and 250 advisers from Sesame Bankhall Group. Andy joined Quilter Financial Planning in early 2012, when Quilter Financial Planning acquired his businesses, Blueprint Financial Services and Blueprint Distribution. As a start-up in 2003, Andy proved his entrepreneurial flair by growing Blueprint to 180 advisers before its sale. He was a financial adviser before being appointed to become a Regional Director for the Zurich Advice Network, managing and leading the London region for over five years. Andy has an executive MBA from London Business School, having graduated in 1999.