Born in Huddersfield on 15th October 1944, Andrew Pearce has been fortunate enough never to have been required to reside outside his hometown or to work outside West Yorkshire.
Educated at Huddersfield College and New College he left school in 1962 and trained as a Chartered Accountant with Messrs Armitage & Norton of Huddersfield.
Qualifying (and marrying) in 1968, Andrew was appointed a partner in the firm in 1976; and later with international firm, KPMG. This was in 1987 by which Andrew had become managing partner of A&N, Huddersfield. He now moved to the larger firm’s Leeds office in order to assume responsibility for KPMG’s national Building Society practice; and, in 1995, this led to him becoming Finance Director of Yorkshire Building Society, and transferring his base to their Bradford headquarters.
Retiring from full-time work in 2001, Andrew took up a non-executive directorship with Coventry Building Society the same year. He later became the Coventry’s deputy chairman before totally retiring from work in 2009.
Andrew has four sons and five grand-children and is happily married to his sweetheart from teenage years, Linda. Outside work and family his interests have tended to focus on a variety of sports and, in particular, football, cricket and golf.
He began writing ‘Of Amos, ‘Erbert and Friends – Flying High with Huddersfield Town’, his first, book in 2006.