Profile - The IFT

Andreas Etherington

Role: Adviser / Consultant / Coach, Chairman, Chief Restructuring Officer, Non Executive Director


Andy Etherington is a senior professional who is typically retained as Corporate Restructuring Officer, Turnaround Director, Independent Non-Executive Director and Interim CEO by banks, PE and private company owners. He resolves complex problems and enables the best results for the business, bringing a calm, decisive approach that quickly builds trust and collaboration.

His background is in operational management with private and publicly quoted companies in healthcare, retail, electronics, manufacturing and consulting. His corporate appointments include CEO for Office World plc and Marketing Director for Service Corporation International, a $3bn revenue group. Throughout his career, Andy has originated, negotiated and successfully executed major corporate transactions, including Mergers & Acquisitions, business divestment, refinancing, financial and organisational restructuring. As part of these activities, he has dealt with numerous professional advisory firms, banks and investment houses. This real insight into the hands-on issues and challenges facing executive teams, combined with understanding the mindset and priorities of large corporate shareholders, PE and banks, underpins Andy’s skills and expertise.

With recent assignments in Healthcare, Education and Waste Management, Andy is able to apply his knowledge to a variety of different organisations. Regardless of sector, he is able to identify and address the core problems swiftly, which is of vital importance, particularly in distressed situations.

Andy is bilingual in English and German and has a BA (Hons) in International Marketing.

Organisation Type
  • Family/Private
  • Not For Profit
  • PLC
  • Private Equity Backed
Average Company Size (£Million)
  • > 5
  • > 25
  • > 100
  • > 250
  • 1 - 12
  • 1 - 12
  • Consumer Goods & Retail
  • Education
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Healthcare
  • Infrastructure, Building & Construction
  • Leisure