Chair Bio

Andy Beech


Andy is an extremely experienced and inspirational business leader, facilitator and coach. He focuses his time on enabling individuals, teams and whole organisations to go beyond what they think is possible and achieve even greater results with leadership business coaching.

Andy’s early career was forged in the pharmaceutical industry. He was successful in various senior commercial and training director roles at GSK, Pfizer and Bristol-Myers Squibb. His teams won industry awards and they consistently exceeded revenue and profit targets. He is proud to have played a significant role in the successful launch of Viagra in the UK. These experiences in a highly competitive commercial environment have helped shape his passion and drive for business success. For the past decade he has been working with CEOs and business leaders in companies small and large on cultural change, leadership development and business improvement programs. He has been asked to work with managing directors and senior executives of companies in twenty two countries throughout Europe, USA, Canada, Middle East, SE Asia and Australia. He has been lucky to have gained experience of helping business leaders in a wide variety of industry sectors including healthcare, oil and gas, manufacturing, facilities management and retail.


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One of his mantras is “grow the people, grow the business”. And that starts at the very top of an organisation. A leader has to be the change they want to see. In his role as a Vistage chair, Andy has the opportunity every day to follow his passion and enable Chief Executives to grow as people and leaders.

Throughout his years in business, like all of us, Andy has often faced challenges, and knows what it is like to be in the lonely chair at the top of an organisation. He wishes he had known about Vistage when he was in those positions. He says, “It was something that was always missing, meeting with peers who had no vested interest, but with the experience and knowledge that I could have pulled on to help me think differently and make better decisions as a result”.

If you are a business leader in Surrey, Hampshire or West Sussex and would like to know more about why being a member of Andy’s Vistage group can enable you to make better decisions, get better results and lead a more fulfilling life, then get in contact.

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Types of Group run by this Chair

Successful leaders combine good business sense with inspiration, guidance and unwavering authority. Connect with up to 16 peers from a diverse range of non-competitive businesses and backgrounds in this one-of-a-kind peer advisory and executive leadership development program.

The Vistage Chief Executive Program creates a unique environment that provides each member with individual insight, coaching, strategies and leadership skills to help you make better decisions and achieve better results for your company. Harness the power of a group of fellow executives all driven to do the best for themselves and their peers.

We tailor each Vistage private advisory group to ensure that each member get the maximum benefit possible.

We have specific groups for CEOs/MDs running larger SME business (typically £3-£50m); executives running smaller businesses (typically £1-3m); key executives who report to a CEO/MD; and for organisations that wish to bring Vistage inside their organisation for all their senior management team. Find out more about the different Vistage group offerings