Tue, March 13, 2018
Chair, Pitcairn Family Council; Board Member, Pitcairn
Andrew D. Pitcairn is a fourth generation Pitcairn family member and descendant of Harold F. Pitcairn. Andrew is the Chair of the Pitcairn Family Council, a role he has held since 2010, and has served as a member of the family council since 2007. A member of the Pitcairn Board of Directors, he serves as a co-trustee of Pitcairn family trusts and is chair of the Nominating Committee and advisory member to the Capital and Governance Committees.
Andrew is a frequent speaker at family business and family office forums on topics related to family council and engaging the next generation in family businesses. Andrew is the co-author of the articles, “Why, What & How: Questions Every Family Leader Should Ask” and “Beyond ‘Cohesion’: Why Terminology Must Evolve through the Generations,” published in Family Business magazine. He is also the founder and Chair of the Family Council Concepts group, a US-centric, collaborative peer group of eight family council chairs. Discussions cover the challenges, concerns, and successes of multi-generational families with current and post operating companies.
Andrew has been an owner and operator of small businesses from 1999 until 2008. He is a Trustee on the Meadowbrook School Board of Directors, a non-profit organization. Andrew attended Temple University and has completed the Cannon Trust Fundamentals course.