As CFO of Williams Lea Tag, Gary McGaghey is responsible for driving value creation and transformation at the business. Before joining the company, McGaghey held various positions at Nelsons and Unilever. He was also a member of the Executive Board, Statutory Director, and Company Secretary. He has a Master’s in Accounting and Finance and is a Chartered Management Accountant. He is also a non-executive director of Fitmedia UK.
Before joining Williams Lea Tag as its CFO, McGaghey held positions at Unilever and Robertsons for over two years. He was previously the CFO at Nelson’s from May 2017 to June 2019. Besides being the CFO at Williams, McGaghey has a background in accounting, having earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Natal and a postgraduate qualification from the University of South Africa.
In his professional life, McGaghey has held numerous high-level roles as a CFO at global enterprises. He has extensive experience working in the CFO position. He began his career at the University of Natal where he earned his bachelor’s degree in commerce. He later moved on to the University of South Africa, where he earned his Postgraduate Bachelor of Commerce with honors. During his career at Robertsons Foods, he also led successful exit negotiations with Unilever.
His experience in generating optimum performance includes developing company strategies to achieve long-term top and bottom-line development, financial restructuring, M&A, and business transformation. Gary has over 20 years of experience working in mid-cap and multi-national fast-moving consumer goods and pharmaceutical firms. He is now the Group CFO of Nelsons &Co, a multinational pharma firm located in the United Kingdom, having spent more than 15 years at Unilever in several top financial roles across the world.