Andrew Sells was Chairman of Linden Homes for 16 years until it was sold to Galliford Try in early 2007 for approximately £300 million. He is a Chartered Accountant and has an MBA from the London Business School. He spent ten years in investment banking with Schroders before moving into venture capital in 1983. From 1990 to 2000 Andrew was Managing Director of Sovereign Capital.
Andrew Sells now divides his time between charities and commercial boards. In 2003 he was elected a trustee of the Royal Horticultural Society (‘RHS’) and last year he was appointed Treasurer of the RHS. Andrew is also Treasurer of the think tank Policy Exchange. Andrew is a keen gardener and is particularly interested in growing trees.
Commenting on Andrew Sells’ appointment Nicholas Marshall, Chief Executive of the Wyevale Group said “In Andrew Sells we have found a Chairman with the unique combination of significant experience of growth businesses and a real commitment and passion for horticulture. I am delighted to welcome him to the Board”.
Andrew Sells added “The new management team has brought real focus to Wyevale both in-store and in its operating disciplines. Nicholas and his team have a proven track record of running highly successful garden retailing businesses and I relish the opportunity to be working with such a respected and horticulturally focused team”.
Sir Tom Hunter said “I am delighted we have found someone of Andrew’s calibre to Chair Wyevale. I would like to wish him and the team all the best.”