There’s a good reason Chinese proverbs are often quoted: “Choose the work that you love, and you won’t have to work another day” especially rings true when it comes to entrepreneur Andrew Summers. A native of Edinburgh, Scotland, Summers spent 20 years in asset management with London-based Morgan, Grenfell & Co. and Morgan Stanley. He co-founded Silchester International Investors in 1994 and retired in 2006.
“I was in international asset management at the start of America’s move into international markets and so experienced the early tidal waves of growth from this, including opening up emerging markets for American institutional money,” he said. “With my gains from finance, I am now able to pursue my passions: education, golf and children.”Summers was drawn to Hilton Head Island for family reasons — and, of course, the golf — making it his home in 2005. He served as chairman and trustee for five years on the board of directors at Hilton Head Preparatory School, where he grew the endowment fund and was instrumental in the school’s boarding program to bring in international students. Summers also is a strong supporter of preservation and supports local nonprofit organizations, including the Gullah Museum of Hilton Head Island.