Andy Heyworth

What am I doing now? In no particular order:

AH Advisors

I founded my own legal consulting firm last year that provides external “in-house” legal support to asset managers. I wanted to be in control of my own time. A former colleague, Rebecca O’Brien, recently joined to help service the increasing demand.

Leisure

I have recently taken up squash again and, with the arrival of winter, I’m looking forward to getting stuck into some ski touring and cross-country skiing. I have recently discovered the joys of running, despite my unusual running style! You can follow me on Strava here. I practice Wim Hof breathing and use the Freeletics app to provide some structure to my exercise routine.

Books I am reading (or recently read)

  • Agent Sonya: Lover, Mother, Soldier, Spy by Ben Macintyre (thank you for the recommendation, Al Davis)
  • Breath by James Nestor
  • The Seven Lives of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton (thank you for lending me the book, Sandy Koifman)
  • Richer, Wiser, Happier by William Green 
  • The Biology of Belief by Bruce Lipton
  • Natural Born Heroes: The Lost Secrets of Strength and Endurance by Christopher McDougall (thank you for the book, Victor Svensson)

Podcasts I’m enjoying right now

  • After Hours
  • The Diary of a CEO (Steven Bartlett)
  • Rugby Union Weekly
  • A Bit of Optimism (Simon Sineck)
  • The Education of a Value Investor (Guy Spier)
  • The Tony Robbins Podcast
  • On Purpose (Jay Shetty)

I want to learn…

  • to play the piano. My 9 year old daughter has started to teach me Jingle Bells (her favourite, even in June!), though it feels like I am trying to run before I can walk;
  • to improve my skills and confidence to succeed at being a non-executive director;
  • how to code;
  • more about nutrition and the impact on the gut microbiome. I’m very proud of my 11 year old son who went on a very strict diet earlier this year to treat his “leaky gut” and reduce the very high level of histamine in his blood. My wife wrote a piece about it  here.

Living in the Geneva Area

I’m grateful to live in such a beautiful area, to have the mountains and Lac Leman on the doorstep, and to be able to cycle into Geneva to see my clients. We miss family and friends back in the UK and in New Zealand. I volunteer for Serve the City in Geneva.

Family

We have a new addition to the family, Percy, a Cokapoo puppy. He brings laughter, joy and the occasional “mishap” into the family home.