andrew brown

Independent consultant

United Kingdom

Bio Summary

Senior executive with CEO, COO and NED experience specialising in digital media, leisure and entertainment. Experience of businesses of all sizes, from start-up to global businesses, and has worked in over 10 countries. Excels in strategy creation and implementation, business model innovation and team leadership.

Availability

Next Availability:

23 Jan 2023

Constraints:

Holiday week of 27 February - 3 March 2023

Employment History

company bank

Independent consultant

January 2020 - present

PORTOFINO CONSULTING Conceiving and capturing growth opportunities for digital media businesses. Projects include: • Interim CEO for UK lottery business, focusing on social media (FB, Insta) customer acquisition and CRM ...see more

News Corp Australia

Executive General Manager Wagering AND Gaming

News Corp Australia

January 2017 - December 2020

Largest media company in Australia, revenues of $A3.0bn pa. • Increased sports and gaming revenues by 100% to $A50m pa. • P&L responsibility for 3 largest digital sports affiliates in Australia: Punters, Racenet and Odd ...see more

McBookie

Non executive Director

McBookie

January 2016 - December 2017

(UK) Early-stage digital sports betting business

company bank

Managing Director

The Clermont Club

January 2015 - December 2016

Exclusive casino in Mayfair. Turnaround task following 5 years of declining performance. • Revenues +184% yoy by improving customer service and marketing • EBITDA +79% yoy by identifying high value segments and cost co ...see more

glh. hotels

Director of Regional Operations

glh. hotels

January 2014 - December 2016

P&L responsibility for 21 Thistle Hotels throughout the UK, turnover £180m pa, EBITDA £30m; 2,000 employees. • Revenues +8%, EBITDA +12% yoy, 15 direct reports. • Led restructuring and exit from 19 of these hotels to ...see more

company bank

Interim CEO/Independant Consultant

January 2013 - December 2014

• Launched Amba 4-star hotel brand in 2013 • Led project to re-brand 2,000 hotel rooms and £120m revenue.

Oliver Wyman

Associate

Oliver Wyman

January 1996 - December 1997

Projects across Europe in media, telecoms, transport, banking and industrial redesign

Baker McKenzie

Associate

Baker McKenzie

January 1989 - December 1992

Solicitor working in joint ventures, M&A and insolvency

Education

Masters

INSEAD

1995

Masters

University of Sydney

1993

Bachelors

University of Sydney

1987

Bachelors

University of Sydney

1986

Availability

Next Availability:

23 Jan 2023

Constraints:

Holiday week of 27 February - 3 March 2023

Language Skills

Country Experience

United Kingdom France Australia New Zealand Spain Ireland Netherlands United States Belgium

Skills

Business

Digital Strategy,

Digital Transformation,

Business Process Management,

Capacity Management & Planning,

Corporate Functions,

Operational Excellence,

Operation Management,

Change & Implementation,

Transformation Management Office,

Balance Scorecard,

KPIs,

Dashboard Development,

Strategy Execution,

Interim Management,

Business Development,

Benchmarking & Best Practice,

Business Unit Strategy,

Corporate Strategy,

Growth Strategy,

New Business Build,

Operating Model,

M&A Strategy & Due Diligence,

Corporate Venture Capital,

Joint Ventures & Alliances,

Merger & Acquisitions,

Post Merger Integration,

Spin-Offs,

Valuation

Law, Regulation, and Compliance

Anti-bribery & corruption,

Anti-money laundering

Marketing and Public Relations

Digital Marketing

Customer and Client Support

Customer Service