Andrew Wright combines more than 28 years of experience in operational human resources and a wide spectrum of people processes with his passion for growing individual and organisational capability. He excels at one-to-one and team coaching and is an experienced facilitator of numerous leadership and culture-shaping programmes.
Before joining Senn Delaney's EMEA consulting team, Andrew has a successful career at GlaxoSmithKline, a global pharmaceutical company with 100,000 staff in 114 countries and sales of more than £24 billion. In his most recent role at GSK, Andrew was Global Curriculum Director in the Learning and Organisational Development Centre of Excellence. He added value by introducing online development tools, integrating the array of development resources into an online guide, rationalising courses across its operations, and aligning its curriculum with strategic priorities.
As HR Manager for Glaxo Wellcome's head office functions, he brought a much higher emphasis to career and development activity, introducing an integrated performance & development system and pioneering development centres.
Andrew also served for eight years as Learning & Development Director of the 30,000-staff global manufacturing division. He led L&D teams responsible for implementing a new learning management system and rolling out a new leadership development framework to drive high performance behaviours. A programme of work to raise the profile of effective development conversations and improve the coaching skills of line managers was perhaps the most enduring of his contributions.
Andrew is dedicated to ensuring that organisations achieve the best outcomes from investing in cultural transformation to improve spirit and performance. He combines a strong mental focus, broad perspective and excellent relationship skills with people at all levels of an organisation in his personal style, and is noted for cultivating people at all levels
Andrew is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and graduate of the University of Warwick where he received a Bachelor of Arts in psychology.
Andrew is based in the UK, where he lives west of London with his wife, Katharine. Their two children are currently at university. He enjoys leisure time with his family, socialising with friends, supporting his football and cricket teams and exercising with Molly, the family's border terrier.