Andrew Austin - CEO
Andrew Austin has held and long and distinguished career in the military, business, and executive search and is one of the World’s leading experts in Personal DNA Profiling. In this latter capacity he has worked with many top sports professionals from F1 Motor Racing, Rugby, Golf, Football and various other sport disciplines, enabling them to maximise individual and team performance.
His work in the corporate world goes from profiling and mentoring top 100 CEO’s and senior executives to objective board evaluations, the profiling and restructuring of whole management teams, conflict resolution, general performance improvements and recruitment.
Andrew lead a successful military career not only as a helicopter pilot in the RAF but also as an Army Officer, completing operational tours in Northern Ireland and Central America. Upon leaving the Forces he spent his formative years in corporate life as an agent of change working alongside some of the most respected leaders in industry (Sir Christopher Hogg, Richard Lapthorne, Archie Norman and Allan Leighton).
He held senior management positions internationally spanning many functions and industries (Mars Inc., Courtaulds and Asda). In 1994 he joined one of the world’s leading executive search companies, Heidrick & Struggles where he spent seven years as a Senior Partner placing executives across the board in FTSE 100 and 250 companies.
He took early retirement in 2001 having been one of the highest earning consultants in the industry. Follow a period of living in the South of France he came back to the UK and set up Dobson Lyle, an organisation that specialises in Personal DNA Profiling.