Gary Chessum's Bio
Gary Chessum is Chief Financial Officer at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP). He has extensive experience in formulating and directing commercial and business strategies, Mergers & Acquisitions and business development within R&D, FMCG, pharmaceuticals and manufacturing, with large international blue chip companies in the UK and South Africa.
Prior to joining SBP, Chessum worked for 20 years at GlaxoSmithKline UK as Head of Finance for multiple business units where he was responsible for strategy development, decision support, designing and implementing large change initiatives, governance, and managing multinational teams.
Chessum holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Financial Accounting and Economics from the University of South Africa and is an Associate to the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, London, and a Chartered Global Management Accountant.