Stephen Wilson

Stephen Wilson

Global Leader in Agricultural Biotechnology

  • Basingstoke, UK
  • 40+ years experience
  • Animal Agriculture, Data and Digital & Biotechnology

About

Stephen Wilson has been CEO of Genus plc, since 2019 and was CFO prior to this from 2013. Over this time Genus has grown to be a global leader in agricultural biotechnology, applying the best science to improving animal genetics, working in more than 75 countries globally.

Before Genus, Stephen worked in senior roles IT industry where he gained wide-ranging experience in finance, mergers and acquisitions and strategy. He was CFO of Misys plc, a global financial services software provider, from 2009 to December 2012. Prior to this, he spent 25 years working at IBM in financial and business development roles, including as CFO of the UK/Ireland/Africa region and head of M&A for EMEA. He started his career at Ford Motor Company in Finance. 

His career in global businesses has taken him to live in the USA and France as well as the UK. He was also a non-executive director and chair of the Audit Committee of Xchanging plc.

Stephen is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and has a degree in mathematics from Cambridge University. 

Areas of Expertise

  • Strategy
  • Technology
  • Finance
  • Leadership

Career Highlights

Genus PLC
Genus PLC
Misys
Misys
IBM
IBM
Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company
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