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We are pleased to be welcoming Andrew Hyde as our new Chief Digital and Information Officer (CDIO), effective today, to further strengthen our digital assurance strategy.

Andrew brings with him over 30 years’ experience from working in investment banking, retail banking, insurance and consulting, with companies such as Deutsche Bank, Allianz, Barclays Bank, BT and Siemens. He has a proven track record delivering business growth, including sponsoring new products and services, growing and nurturing teams, managing outsourced partners, and digitising solutions.

Headshot of Andrew Hyde, hief Digital and Information Officer, LRQA

Andrew’s appointment as CDIO marks an important milestone in LRQA’s strategy to be the leading global assurance partner, as well as one of our five strategic priorities to ‘be digital’. Together with investment in digital platforms, Andrew’s role will be to accelerate LRQA’s digital journey both for internal operations and client experience.

Under Andrew’s leadership, we will expand our data-driven approach, ensuring our expertise is underpinned by extensive analytics, which can be applied to address current and future risks within clients’ operations and supply chain, delivering actionable insight into their businesses.

From digital audit, inspection and training methodologies to digital technology platforms that enhance supply chain insight, Andrew will help LRQA achieve flexible delivery and ensure we offer the right service in a way that makes most sense for our clients, whether that’s face-to-face or virtual.

I’m delighted to be welcoming Andrew to LRQA – Andrew’s diverse experience will be so valuable to us as we look to accelerate our digital journey.
Chief Executive Office Ian Spaulding

Ian Spaulding, Chief Executive Officer, said: “I’m delighted to be welcoming Andrew to LRQA – leveraging and exploiting technology in how we work is key to addressing our barriers to execution, and I am very confident we are going to unlock our digital ambitions under Andrew’s leadership.

“Andrew’s diverse experience will be so valuable to us as we look to accelerate our digital journey and achieve our strategic priority to ‘be digital’. He has been working with LRQA’s Executive Committee for the last few months to get up to speed on our systems, how we deliver for our people and our clients, as well as the key 2024 initiatives we are launching aligned with our LRQA digital roadmap. I know that he is looking forward to joining us and relishes the planned changes and growth ahead.”

Andrew will be based in London reporting to Ian Spaulding as a member of the Executive Committee.