Andrew Balfour is a retired solicitor who now spends his time working for a number of charities and educational institutions. He retired from the international law firm Slaughter and May in 2011 after a career of over thirty years at that firm. During his career he was involved in a range of commercial transactions, but was primarily a financing lawyer advising on major borrowing transactions for leading corporate and bank clients in the UK and elsewhere. Andrew became a partner of Slaughter and May in 1988, worked in the firm’s New York office for a couple of years in the early 1990s and became head of the firm’s financing practice and a member of its partnership board in 2004. His career, although based in the City of London, took him all over the world and covered roles in many high profile transactions.
In addition to being a trustee of Farleigh Hospice, Andrew is a trustee of several other charities, including Sustrans (the sustainable transport charity which is developing the National Cycle Network). He is also a school governor.
Andrew and his wife, Anne, have lived in Essex for over 20 years. They have supported Farleigh for many years, including by opening their garden as part of Witham Open Gardens. In his spare time Andrew enjoys watching sport, going to the theatre and cinema, gardening and walking and cycling in the countryside.