Andrew Cunningham

Independent Non-Executive Director

Term of Office

Joined the Board on 26 April 2016. Elected in May 2017. Chair of the Audit Committee.

Length of service

2 years

Independent

Yes

Skills and Experience

Andrew graduated from Cambridge University and then trained as a chartered accountant with Deloitte Haskins and Sells (a predecessor firm of PwC). In 1989 he was made a corporate finance and audit partner. In 1996 he was appointed Finance Director of Grainger plc, which was to become the UK’s largest listed residential investor, and then Chief Executive in 2009. He retired from Grainger at the end of 2015. Andrew is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

External appointments

The Banks Group Limited, Cussins Limited, and Cussins (North East) Limited. Commissioner at The Port of Blyth.