Andrew, who is 45, joins Rexam on 23 February 2004 as Group Communications Director designate and will assume full responsibility after the Rexam Annual General Meeting on 25 May 2004, reporting to the new Chief Executive, Stefan Angwald.He will be a member of the Group Management Committee.
Andrew has spent 12 years in senior communications roles. Most recently he was Director of Corporate Affairs of Kingfisher plc, Europe's leading home improvement retailer. The role incorporated full responsibility for corporate communications. His eight years at Kingfisher included five as Director of Investor Relations. He also gained operational management experience on secondment to its former subsidiary Woolworths. Prior to Kingfisher he was Director of Corporate Affairs of BET Plc. His career includes periods as a city analyst as well as an officer in the Parachute Regiment. He was chairman of the UK Investor Relations Society in the late nineties.
Commenting on the appointment, Rolf Börjesson, Rexams Chief Executive, said: Andrew is an experienced corporate communicator with a first hand understanding of the communication needs of investors, employees and other stakeholders. His track record and leadership qualities are well suited to taking Rexam into the next stage of its development.