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Hilary Wild

Hilary Wild

CGIAR System Board Member


Ms. Wild currently has a portfolio of roles within international organizations. She sits on three CGIAR entity boards, including the CGIAR System Management Board and Audit and Risk Committee. She is a former Vice Chair of the World Agroforestry Board and Chair of its Audit and Finance Committee. Other roles include as Trustee and Audit Committee Chair of Water Aid UK and Chair of the Church Commissioners Audit and Risk Committee. She has also chaired oversight committees for the United Nations Development Programme, the International Labour Organization, and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

Ms. Wild was previously the CFO and Director Business Change of the World Health Organization (WHO), with overall responsibility for the financial management of a USD 2 billion-organization operating in 140 countries. In that role, she led a strategic review of the IT systems architecture that led to a redefinition of the business model and implementation of a single enterprise resource planning system worldwide. Prior to that, she served as the Comptroller, responsible for a wide range of strategic and operational financial issues. Before joining WHO, she held various positions in the international banking sector, including as a director in the Kleinwort Benson Group, where she led a team responsible for successfully negotiating the transfer of all institutional asset management clients from one business structure into a newly created business, itself an amalgamation of several different types of asset managers from different parts of the world, with a different corporate cultures and business models. She has also worked for the United Nations Children's Fund in New York as the Chief of Finance and a major Londonbased commercial bank, as its representative in Greece.

Ms. Wild brings extensive and diverse international experience, notably in the fields of organizational management, governance, finance, and risk management gained in a variety of senior and board-level roles in international public- and private-sector organizations, in all of which she has acted as an agent of change in terms of quality and performance improvement. She combines a deep inside knowledge of CGIAR and the strategic transition towards One CGIAR with strong all-round commercial awareness and expertise in international business and strategy.