Chris Wigley

Chris Wigley, CEO of Genomics England

Chris Wigley joined Genomics England in October 2019 as Chief Executive Officer. Genomics England is a world leader in genomic research and healthcare, pushing insights from cutting edge genomics data analytics into routine medical care. As the national steward of 25 petabytes of human genome data from an ever-growing bank of volunteers, and a unique partnership with the NHS, Genomics England’s goal is to improve patient outcomes, and create more effective, targeted treatments for everybody. Chris was previously COO at QuantumBlack, a bespoke Machine Learning, and AI technology company, and a Partner at McKinsey working on technology strategy topics. He is a trustee of the New Entrepreneurs Foundation, and on the Advisory Board of deep-tech VC Entrepreneur First. He previously worked for the UK Foreign Office, establishing and leading analytical work at the Counter Terrorism Policy Department to counter chemical, biological and nuclear terror threats. Chris holds a Master’s degree from Edinburgh University, and lives in London with his wife Tara and their three children.

Listen to the interview with Chris (published October 2020)

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