Andy Gordon is an experienced leadership consultant and performance coach with a highly accomplished, 28 year background of senior leadership and management roles in the manufacturing industry. More recently, as a transformational safety leadership consultant, Andy has experience of a wide variety of industries (Oil & Gas, Construction, Offshore Installation, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Defence) and cultures (including Western, Eastern and Southern Europe, Scandinavia and Russia)
During his 28 year career in the UK paper industry, Andy held many leadership roles including Shift Manager, Project Manager, Production Manager, Manufacturing Manager, Operations Manager and Deputy Operations Director.
He would count among his most significant achievements during this time as: the project management of the first newsprint producer in the world to achieve ISO 9000 registration; being part of the commissioning, start-up and operational team for the largest newsprint machine in the world at the time; leading, managing and developing the highest performing fibre preparation plant of its kind in Europe; and developing an extraordinary safety culture in a manufacturing environment whilst operations manager.
As a consultant, Andy is proud to have been an integral part of the team that developed the safety culture on a Russian construction site that resulted in 42 million man hours being worked without a lost time incident. He is also proud of developing a bottom up driven safety leadership cultural programme at a large, London based developer that has generated real positive change acknowledged by their Head of Safety and Board of Directors.
Andy considers his learning journey to be a lifelong pursuit and demonstrates this by his continued personal development such as qualifying as an EMCC, ICF and ILM accredited and endorsed Performance Coach in 2015 and a qualified PRINCE2 Practitioner in 2017.
Andy has additional qualifications as an NLP Master Practitioner as well as IOSH Managing Safely, British Paper Industry Safety Award and a City & Guilds in the control of Legionella. He also works as a Business Improvement Specialist, applying investigation, problem solving and lean manufacturing techniques (6-sigma green belt) to complex technical and adaptive challenges.
Andy is an excellent communicator and is quick to build productive relationships with all levels in an organisation.