Andrea Wareham is Chief People Officer for Pret A Manger, which creates freshly prepared food and organic coffee in its 450 shops in 11 countries across Europe, Asia and America. Pret has 8,000 employees.
Andrea joined Pret twenty years ago and was appointed People Director in 2004. She is responsible for culture as well as recruiting, training, providing meaningful career opportunities, employee relations and pay and reward for Pret people internationally. A key focus for Andrea, alongside Pret’s Board, is ensuring Pret continues to live its values and retains its people focused culture.
She previously worked for Arthur Andersen and Harrods.
Andrea is a trustee of the Pret Foundation which manages the donation of food from Pret shops to the homeless, as well as offering direct support to homeless charities and offering an employment scheme for disadvantaged people.
She is particularly passionate about providing meaningful career opportunities which allow individuals to grow and realise their full potential.
Andrea grew up in Asia, has a degree in Social Sciences from Durham University and is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).