Andrew is currently the CEO of a large and fast growing Franchisee of the KFC Brand in Thailand, Restaurants Development Company Limited (“RD”). RD established operations in 2016 to become only the second Franchisee for KFC in Thailand in over 30 years. The business is headquartered in Bangkok and employs over 4,000 staff across Thailand. RD is a significant investor into Thailand and is committed to creating more employment and development opportunities for its team. At the start of 2022 RD was operating 230 KFC restaurants in the Kingdom of Thailand. In the last 5 years RD has been one of the fastest growing food retailers in Thailand, opening over 120 new KFC restaurants across the Kingdom.
Andrew has over 25 years of experience in blue chip professional services, FMCG and Retail organizations leading Finance, Operations and Business Development teams across Australia, the UK and Thailand. Andrew relocated to Thailand in 2011 with Yum Restaurants, the US Listed global brand owner and Franchisor for KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell brands.
Andrew graduated from the University of Technology, Sydney with a Bachelor of Business degree with Distinction. Andrew is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.
Andrew is passionate about contributing to the significant growth opportunity for leading consumer brands in Thailand and the employment, training and development for Thai people available as a result.
In 2020 Andrew was elected to the Board of the Australian Chamber of Commerce in Thailand and in 2021 became a Vice President of the Chamber. During 2021 Andrew led the Corporate Social Responsibility sub-committee for the Chamber.
Andrew has lived in Thailand since 2011 with his wife and 3 children