Andrew Lindsay

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This article is about British rower and business entrepreneur. For the British paralympian, see Andrew Lindsay (swimmer). For other individuals named Andrew Lindsay, see Andrew Lindsay (disambiguation).
Andrew Lindsay
Personal information
Birth name Andrew James Ronald Lindsay
Nationality British
Born (1977-03-25) 25 March 1977 (age 40)
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Country United Kingdom
Sport Men's rowing
Event(s) Eights
College team Oxford University Boat Club

Andrew 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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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.