Abcam appoints Gavin Wood as CFO
Mr. Wood, former Executive Vice President and CFO of Affymetrix, will join the Company on 18 July 2016 as CFO-elect and, after a handover period, will replace Mr. Iliffe as CFO and an Executive Director on the Board on 12 September 2016.
Mr. Wood gained considerable finance leadership experience during a long tenure at Affymetrix where he held a number of positions over a ten-year period, including VP Finance and International Controller, based in the UK.
He was appointed EVP & CFO in 2013 and led Affymetrix's global Finance and Information Technology functions prior to the company's acquisition by Thermo Fisher Scientific
Mr. Wood is a Chartered Accountant who qualified with Morgan Brown Spofforth in 1997 before moving to Grant Thornton LLP. In 1999 he joined the Unipart Group where he held a number of positions including Business Unit Controller and Business Process Manager for a major ERP system implementation in North America.
Mr. Iliffe is a chartered accountant who was appointed as Abcam’s Chief Financial Officer after previously working for the Company as a financial consultant. He was a corporate financier in life sciences at Panmure Gordon & Co. between 1989 and 1996.
Mr. Iliffe then moved into industry, holding a number of financial positions at companies including the environmental consultancy Enviros Group Limited and Plethora Solutions plc.
Prior to joining Abcam, he was chief financial officer at the eCommerce company St Minver Ltd. He is a non-executive director of Treatt.