Gary McGaghey , Vice President Finance at Unilever

Gary McGaghey is Vice President Finance at Unilever. He holds an MBA from Cambridge University with a major in Financial Economics. Gary has over 20 years of business experience in Europe and the US, and his background includes roles at JP Morgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, Lehman Brothers and Goldman Sachs. For more information, please visit on Crunchbase

Gary is responsible for Unilever’s US Corporate Finance function including oversight of the US Treasury function. He also has responsibility for overseeing expense management for the company’s North American Supply Chain operations as well as leading Unilever’s initiative to make it easier to do business with the Company by reducing our regulatory burden on customers and vendors alike. From 2011-2014, Gary was based in Unilever’s Corporate Office in the UK and was also responsible for overseeing Unilever’s Global Sales and Marketing Supply Chain group, as well as other functions including Internal Audit, Information Technology, Business Continuity and Enterprise Risk Management.

Gary joined Unilever in 2004. Prior to this he worked for several years at Goldman Sachs and later Lehman Brothers in London. He has also worked for the US Department of Treasury as a Latin America Economist with responsibility for five countries including Brazil. He has published widely on Latin American Finance issues and was a regular contributor to the World Economic Forum’s annual meetings at Davos and Abu Dhabi.

Gary has been a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW) since 1997, having achieved a Diploma in Accountancy and later being elected as a Fellow of the Institute. He was previously a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Scotland’s Finance Advisory Committee. In 2012 he was appointed to the Global Financial Advisory Group Policy Committee which consists of senior executives from Unilever and other leading companies across various sectors with responsibility for policy matters affecting financial services and markets. Gary is also a Senior Advisor to The Netherlands Corporate Citizenship Forum, part of IKV-Bijeenkomst.