Andrew Mills

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Person.png Andrew MillsRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(businessman)
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BornAndrew David Mills
August 1963
Alma materLeeds University, Cass Business School

Employment.png Adviser

In office
October 2017 - Present
EmployerBoard of Trade

Employment.png Senior Board Adviser

In office
March 2020 - Present
EmployerAyanda Capital

Employment.png Founder

In office
5 February 2019 - Present
EmployerProspermill

Employment.png CEO link=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chief executive officer

In office
17 August 2015 - 29 October 2018
EmployerVirtualstock

Employment.png GM & Vice President,  Enterprise Business,  Europe

In office
February 2013 - April 2014
EmployerSamsung Electronics

Employment.png GM & Global Account Executive supporting Novartis

In office
January 2010 - December 2012
EmployerIBM

Employment.png Director

In office
January 2001 - June 2006
EmployerKPMG UK
Preceded byShabtai Shavit

Employment.png GM & Vice President

In office
September 1999 - January 2001
EmployerZefer

Employment.png Director

In office
October 1994 - September 1999
EmployerCambridge Technology Partners

Employment.png Account Director

In office
December 1986 - October 1994
EmployerLBMS Plc

Andrew Mills is a British businessman who is an Adviser to the UK Board of Trade[1] and to Ayanda Capital which specialises in currency trading, offshore property, private equity and trade financing.[2]

Prospermill

In February 2019, Andrew Mills and his wife Caroline founded Prospermill which, according to Jolyon Maugham, "is a £100 company, boxfresh, which has never filed any accounts. It has no demonstrable knowledge of PPE (or anything else for that matter)."[3]

PPE contract

On 5 August 2020, The Times reported:

Ministers wasted at least £150 million buying masks with the wrong kind of straps from a little-known family investment company, The Times can reveal.
Health officials signed a £252 million contract to buy masks for frontline healthcare staff from Ayanda Capital in April in a deal brokered by a government adviser who also advises the company’s board.
The contract included 50 million high-strength “FFP2” medical masks costing an estimated £150 million to £180 million and amounting to the entire health system’s expected consumption for a year, as well as 150 million cheaper “IIR” masks.[4]

Secretive tax haven

On 8 July 2020, Craig Murray wrote deploring the fact that a £250 million contract for COVID-19 personal protection equipment (PPE) had inexplicably been awarded to the “family office” Ayanda Capital, an investment house for private wealth tax avoidance and controlled by Timothy Piers Horlick,[5] who owns it through a Mauritius company. (Mauritius is now a notorious tax haven; it offers zero tax and keeps company officers and owners secret.):[6]

Intriguingly, Tim Horlick has a degree in PPE from Oxford University.[7]

Creaming off a fortune

On 6 August 2020, Craig Murray updated the PPE contract:

We now learn £150 million of face masks delivered are unusable as they do not meet the required standards.

I have just seen this absolutely astonishing thread from Jolyon Maugham at 6.25am this morning. It really is mind-blowing. Not only did the “adviser”, named as Andrew Mills, set this all up, he himself established an intermediary company (Prospermill) in the transaction to cream off a fortune.[8]

We do not just need a public inquiry. We need people to go to prison. All those involved in the Ayanda Capital PPE contract would be a good start.[9]


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