Clearwater International appoints Andrew Higginson as UK Chairman

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Clearwater International is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Higginson as UK Chairman.

Higginson is currently Chairman of Bradford-based supermarket Morrisons and ITC Luxury Travel, one of the UK’s largest independent luxury tour operators, as well as a Non Executive Director at Woolworths South Africa.

Prior to his role at Morrisons, Higginson was Chairman of Poundland under Warburg Pincus ownership and through its successful IPO.

Higginson is well known for his 15 years on the Tesco plc board. Other notable past roles include the appointment as Chairman of N Brown, the fashion retailer behind brands including Jacamo, Simply Be and JD Williams; Non Executive Director positions at Sky, Firstgroup and the RFU; and working with major brands including Unilever, Guinness, Laura Ashley and The Burton Group. 

Phil Burns, MD of Clearwater International UK, said: “We are absolutely delighted that Andy is joining the Clearwater International team. His background speaks for itself and the experience it gives him will be invaluable to help develop our strategy, but also to complement our skills in the advice we give to clients, as we develop excellent outcomes for them.”

Andy Higginson added: “I am pleased to be joining Clearwater in this important point in their development. In the last couple of years, they have grown from a domestic business to offer very impressive international coverage. What has really impressed me is their focus on the client and putting them first. I’m excited at the prospect of working alongside the Clearwater partners with more mid-market and private equity backed businesses.”