Andrew Nelson - Chief Financial Officer
Andrew Nelson joined Amey in 1999 and is Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director on the Amey plc Board.
Andrew has helped to cement Amey’s strong financial position. As well as finance, his areas of responsibility include tax, treasury, ventures, insurance, property, fleet and procurement.
Andrew joined Amey in 1999 as Finance Director of Amey Ventures, the division of the Amey Group responsible for initiating, structuring and investing in Private Finance Initiatives and Public-Private Partnership (PPP) opportunities.
During his time in this role Amey Ventures successfully concluded a number of high profile contracts, notably the £1.8billion Tube Lines PPP, the £500million Ministry of Defence Whitehall refurbishment and the £300million Glasgow Schools programme. He also negotiated the successful sale of Amey’s investment portfolio to Laing Investments in early 2003.
Shortly after Ferrovial’s acquisition of Amey in 2003, Andrew became Group Treasurer and in 2006 was appointed Group Finance Director.
Since 2003 Amey has grown substantially both organically and as a result of some key acquisitions – notably Jarvis’s additional share in Tube Lines, the Owen Williams consultancy business, Donarbon (a waste and recycling business) and most recently Amey’s acquisition of Enterprise plc in which Andrew played an instrumental role.
Andrew was appointed Chief Financial Officer of the enlarged group following the acquisition of Enterprise plc in 2013.
After gaining a degree in Engineering Science from Exeter University in 1980 Andrew began his career in finance at Arthur Young McLelland Moores, qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 1983.
He then joined Edsaco, now part of UBS, and subsequently joined the corporate finance department of the investment bank Robert Fleming in 1987. During his time there he spent ten months on a secondment to Trinidad as part of a team advising the Government of Trinidad and Tobago on its plans to divest and float some of the country’s largest state-owned enterprises.
In 1992, shortly after its privatisation, Andrew joined London Electricity and in his last two years he worked with the board on the agreed sale of the company to Entergy Corp. in 1996, and then on the later sale of the company by Entergy to EdF in 1998.
In his spare time, he enjoys competitive skiing and golf and plays squash regularly.