Edinburgh-based agritech startup, Intelligent Growth Solutions, has announced the appointment of a new Chief Operating Officer.
Andrew Lloyd’s appointment has been described by the firm as a ‘strategic addition’ to the senior executive team and one that marks the beginning of an international-focused growth drive.
Lloyd commands a wealth of experience in executive and non-executive roles across both the public and private sectors. He joins the Edinburgh-headquartered firm from Dynama Solutions, where he served as Managing Director.
In a statement last week, IGS said Lloyd’s role will be ‘pivotal to the success’ of the company’s international growth ambitions, as well as to the company’s establishment of a broader operating model around the world.
Commenting on the appointment, Lloyd said: “I am thrilled to join IGS to lead the next stages of the company’s growth. What IGS has already achieved is remarkable and provides a solid foundation for our growth in 2021 and beyond.
“The IGS team radiates a passion for tackling some of the world’s greatest challenges, including sustainable food production and reducing carbon emissions.
“This genuine purpose combined with a value system focused on customer delight has proven to be an irresistible magnet for me and I believe it will also prove to be so for our innovative and entrepreneurial customers.”
Lloyd will work closely with IGS Chief Executive, David Farquhar, with operational responsibility for the delivery of business growth, particularly across the sales, marketing and deployment functions of the business.
He will also work alongside Chief Product Officer Lawrence Ross, IGS confirmed.
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IGS Chief Executive, David Farquhar, said: “Andrew’s ability to drive sales, generate market growth and deliver strategic results for both customers and investors is seriously impressive. I have known Andrew for many years, having the pleasure of working with him previously at Workplace Systems, and I am delighted to welcome him to the IGS team.
“The world continues to reel from the effects and implications of Covid-19, however, against this backdrop an absolute basic human necessity has been recognised: reliable access to food.”
Farquhar added: “We fundamentally believe that our world-leading systems are part of the solution to these challenges, however, our success is reliant on having the best leaders who can think strategically and deliver operationally to help move us forward to the next phase of growth.
“I know that Andrew will perfectly complement the existing skills of our senior leadership team, giving us the strength and experience we need to move forward to this next chapter of IGS’ story.”