Chair of Dundee Heritage Trust
Andy Lothian

Andy Lothian is Chief Executive The Insights Group and Chairman of Dundee Heritage Trust

Andy graduated with a joint First Class honours degree in Economics and Computer Science, winning the award for top student in the joint disciplines. At the age of 22 he attained his Master of Business Administration from a leading UK business school, securing the award for Economics and Corporate Planning in a class of 130 post-graduate students.

Following a first career in merchant banking in the City of London with N M Rothschild, and in a quest to find his life’s purpose, he reinvented himself, changing career dramatically in his early twenties.

Andy is now Chief Executive of the Insights Group, the global learning and development organisation he co-founded with his father in 1989. Through Insights, Andy lives his passion: to create a world where people truly understand themselves and others, and are inspired to make a positive difference in everything they do. Insights has offices around the world.

Andy’s areas of specialisation include personality typology; strategy; executive teambuilding; leadership and management and sales development.

He is author of several books, video and audio programmes, including Insights Transformational Leadership; Building Successful Sales Relationships; Understanding People and Managing Team Dynamics. With Andi Lothian Senior, Andy is co-author and originator of the Insights Discovery framework of personality type.

A dynamic speaker and facilitator, his presentations and workshops are exciting and informative. Whether he is coaching, facilitating an executive team or speaking to an audience of 2,000 or more, his high-energy, immediate style helps individuals take real action.

Clients including Novartis, BP, Royal Bank of Scotland, Scottish Power, Pfizer, Deutschebank, Microsoft and many others have retained Andy as a consultant.

Andy’s passion for development extends into his personal life. He has played field hockey for his country, is an accomplished guitarist, and plays golf to a handicap of 5. He also holds a commercial pilot’s licence, with a passion for flying aerobatics. He often flies his Cirrus SR22 aircraft around the UK and Europe.

He is a Director of The High School of Dundee.

Andy is married to Jane, a dental surgeon. They live in Perthshire, Scotland and have two daughters, Jennifer and Sarah-Jane and two sons, Scott and Andrew.

Andy is honoured and delighted to be Chairman of Dundee Heritage Trust, which is custodian of two 5-star museums. Discovery Point is dedicated to Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s ship, RRS Discovery, and its polar voyages; and Verdant Works is the world’s leading museum dedicated to the history of the jute trade, which was pivotal in Dundee’s history.