Bradley Andrews appointed CEO of sustainability consultancy SLR

24 October 2023 Consultancy.uk 2 min. read
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Neil Penhall, the co-founder of environmental consultancy SLR is handing over his CEO duties to Bradley Andrews after a decade of sustained company growth.

The leadership transition follows SLR’s majority sale to private equity firm Ares in the middle of last year,  while Andrews crosses after more than a decade and a half at Worley, including serving as president of Sydney-headquartered consulting arm Advisian.

“I am excited to work alongside SLR’s deep bench of talented environmental and business consultants, engineers and scientists to build on the company’s positive momentum,” stated Andrews, who has been based in the United Kingdom for the past four years.

Bradley Andrews appointed CEO of sustainability consultancy SLR

“SLR is on a solid growth trajectory with an expansive portfolio of sustainability solutions, strong financials and a thriving culture, and I am committed to ensuring we continue to meet our clients’ needs in helping them achieve their sustainability objectives.”

Now with almost 25 years of international resource and energy sector leadership experience gained in more than 30 countries worldwide, Andrews first joined Worley upon its $25 million purchase of Komex in 2005, later becoming an Asia Pacific managing director based out of Australia.

More recently, he drove the establishment of Advisian Digital, and has served as Worley’s UK, Nordics, Eastern Europe and Central Asia president since the start of 2020.

Over the course of his career, Andrews has developed a diverse skill-set covering business operations, corporate strategy, management consultancy, mergers & acquisitions, and project delivery across the chemical, mining and power sectors, with more recent experience in low carbon technologies such as renewables and hydrogen.

Now, Andrews has been tasked with overseeing a fast-growing business spanning five continents with a headcount in excess of 3,000 professionals.

“SLR’s growth and success has been underpinned by a truly differentiated ‘One Team’ culture, and I am immensely proud of what we have accomplished together,” Penhall said of his almost three decades building the firm, where he’ll remain as vice chair. “As SLR continues to execute against the progress we have made, I am delighted to welcome Bradley as our new CEO and look forward to supporting his vision for the future of the company.”

Commenting on the leadership transition, SLR chair John Kerr (the former global CEO of Deloitte Consulting) said: “I would like to thank Neil for his outstanding contributions to building SLR’s global footprint and strong reputation. Bradley brings a strong record of high performance, extensive industry experience and a client orientation, and we are excited to benefit from an executive of his calibre as SLR enters its next phase of growth.”