Andrew Jennings is a highly accomplished British senior retail executive with more than 45 years of achievement leading some of the world’s most respected high-end, speciality and department stores. These include Harrods and House of Fraser in the UK, Brown Thomas in Ireland, Holt Renfrew in Canada, Saks Fifth Avenue in the USA, Woolworths in South Africa and the Karstadt Group Germany.
Recognised for his leadership capabilities and performance-driven management style, Andrew commands a vast knowledge of consumer trends and retail practices in both mature and emerging markets.
As a Senior Retail Advisor, Chairman and Board Member, Andrew is now permanently based in London working with retailers, private equity companies and consulting groups including Ted Baker (International), Curzon Cinema (UK), Vera Bradley (USA), Alpha Wealth (South Africa)and Lion Capital.
A respected voice for the retail industry, he is on the Judging Panel for World Retail Congress (WRC) and Drapers National Awards and is a former Board member of the International Group of Department Stores (IGDS).
Andrew is Chair of The Prince’s Trust Retail, Leisure and Hospitality Leadership Groupand spends much time mentoring young British retailers with start-up businesses.