British Wool has announced that Andrew Hogley is its permanent Chief Executive Officer.

“Since stepping up to the acting CEO role in November Andrew has done an excellent job driving the business forward and implementing the restructuring plans we announced at the beginning of the year,” said chairman, Jim Robertson.

“The Board looks forward to working with Andrew, ensuring we continue to represent the best interests of our producers and in maximising the value of their wool.”

Andrew said: “I am honoured to have been appointed to the role and am very much looking forward to leading the business into the new season as we continue to recover from the after effects of the pandemic.”

A graduate of Trinity College, Cambridge and a chartered financial analyst, Andrew worked in the city as an equity research analyst for 16 years before becoming director of wool sales and producer services at British Wool.