The Group Board
Chief Operating Officer, OgilvyAction
Andrew has been part of the OgilvyAction management team since 2002, predominantly as finance director. Since 2007, his role has become increasingly commercial, both in terms of client and capabilities development across the UK and other OgilvyAction regions.
In 2009 he was appointed commercial director worldwide, after which he also took up the post of interim COO in the UK in May 2010.
As COO, Andrew’s remit includes driving the business by bolstering its capabilities and providing solutions for clients that will help the business grow. He will report directly to Action’s global CEO Steve Harding.
Andrew is an Irish national who has been based in London since 1989. His CV includes stints in commercial banking before he joined Ogilvy & Mather Advertising as a management accountant in 1992. Since then, he has worked at senior level at agencies including EHS, Zinc and 141 Communications. He is also financial director for industry body MAA (previously known as MCCA).
He is also a board director at the MAA (responsible for driving financial and commercial best practices within the membership) and also of Ogilvy Group UK.