Andrew Lindsay

Andrew Lindsay
Personal information
Birth name Andrew James Ronald Lindsay
Nationality British
Born (1977-03-25) 25 March 1977 (age 42)
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Country Great Britain
Sport Men's rowing
Event(s) Eights
College team Oxford University Boat Club

Andrew James Ronald Lindsay, MBE (born 25 March 1977) is a British former Olympic medal-winning rower and the CEO of Telecom Plus, which owns The Utility Warehouse.[1][2]

Early life

Lindsay was educated at Eton College, where he first started rowing, and read geography at Brasenose College, Oxford.[3][4] He rowed in the Oxford blue boat in The Boat Race three times, once as president of the boat club, and in The Childe of Hale, the First VIII of Brasenose College Boat Club. In 1994 he won bronze at the World Rowing Junior Championships in Munich.[1]

Rowing career

Lindsay won a gold medal in the eight event at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, as a member of the British rowing team.[5]

Post-retirement business career

After his Olympic success, Lindsay announced his retirement from competitive rowing and went into business.[1][6] He worked for Goldman Sachs UK and Ryness Electrical prior to joining Telecom Plus in 2007.


  1. ^ a b c "Golden Scots: Andrew Lindsay, businessman in a boat". BBC Sport. 2 July 2012.
  2. ^ "The best energy companies you've never heard of". The Daily Telegraph. 2 February 2015.
  3. ^ "Rowing: Oxford's old school tide". The Independent. 22 March 1998.
  4. ^ Oxford Blue Boat 1999 profile – Andrew Lindsay
  5. ^ Profile: Andrew Lindsay (Retrieved 12 December 2008)
  6. ^ "Redgrave's retirement put on hold". The Guardian. 25 September 2000.