Andy Cosslett is an Operating Partner with private equity firm, Advent International. His role is to support and guide the company’s activities focused on the leisure, hospitality and consumer brand sectors. He is also non executive Director of the Rugby Football Union.

Andy was Chairman of the organising committee of the 2015 Rugby World Cup held in England. During the same period he was Chief Executive and then Chairman of the Fitness First group, a leading operator of health clubs around the world. He left the company in December 2015.

Andy was born and educated in Manchester. He has a BA (Hons) degree in Economics and a Masters degree in European Politics from the University of Manchester.

He was made a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing in 2008.

Andy has two children, Rob and Georgie who are now in their mid twenties and a step child, Ben who is 7 years old from Vietnam. Andy lives in Richmond with his partner, Ann and Ben.

He is a keen sportsman, loves music and tries to play the guitar.