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Wendy Becker’s Biography

As Chair, senior board member and advisor, Wendy Becker works with management teams and organisations globally, helping propel relationships between consumers and technology. She has vast experience in strategy, brand marketing, technology and design gained from her senior leadership roles, as well as her diverse board and trustee leadership positions.

Wendy is Chair of Logitech International and a non-executive director of Sony Corporation and Oxford Nanopore Technologies. She sits on the boards of Oxford University Press and the Saïd Business School. Wendy is also a Council Member of The University of Oxford and Chair of the British Heart Foundation's Board of Trustees. Whilst serving on these boards she provides advice and shares her expertise across a range of committees.

Wendy joined McKinsey and Company in 1993, working out of San Francisco and London, where she became a Partner in 1998. At McKinsey she led the UK Consumer & Retail Practice and advised many global clients on embracing the digital world in their corporate strategies.

Wendy served as CEO at Jack Wills, a...
As Chair, senior board member and advisor, Wendy Becker works with management teams and organisations globally, helping propel relationships between consumers and technology. She has vast experience in strategy, brand marketing, technology and design gained from her senior leadership roles, as well as her diverse board and trustee leadership positions.

Wendy is Chair of Logitech International and a non-executive director of Sony Corporation and Oxford Nanopore Technologies. She sits on the boards of Oxford University Press and the Saïd Business School. Wendy is also a Council Member of The University of Oxford and Chair of the British Heart Foundation's Board of Trustees. Whilst serving on these boards she provides advice and shares her expertise across a range of committees.

Wendy joined McKinsey and Company in 1993, working out of San Francisco and London, where she became a Partner in 1998. At McKinsey she led the UK Consumer & Retail Practice and advised many global clients on embracing the digital world in their corporate strategies.

Wendy served as CEO at Jack Wills, a British-based brand name clothing manufacturer and retailer, promoted from COO after turning around the firm's historic operational difficulties and opening new growth avenues. Previously, she worked in the telecoms industry with Vodafone, sitting on the Global Executive Committee as Global CMO, and with TalkTalk as Managing Director

Wendy started her career in brand management at Procter & Gamble after gaining a BA in Economics from Dartmouth College. She also holds an MBA from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business. Wendy has been named by the FT as a 'Top 50 Women to Watch in International Business’ and has been a finalist in the prestigious Non-Executive Director of the Year awards.
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Wendy Becker’s Newsfeed

BHF names new chair and thanks 'phenomenal' predecessor

Dr Doug Gurr stepped down as Chair of the BHF’s Board of Trustees on 20th October, and was replaced by Wendy Becker, Chair of Logitech.

BHF names new chair and thanks 'phenomenal' predecessor

Dr Doug Gurr stepped down as Chair of the BHF’s Board of Trustees on 20th October, and was replaced by Wendy Becker, Chair of Logitech.

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Wendy Becker’s Background

Logitech International S.A.
Chair
2019 - Present
London, UK
Wendy is Chairperson of Logitech, a dual-listed NASDAQ and SIX listed cloud peripherals company. The global firm is headquartered in Switzerland and Silicon Valley with extensive operations in Asia. It designs, manufactures and markets products that allow people to connect through music, video, gaming, computing and other digital platforms. Wendy also Chairs the company’s Nominations Committee.
Jack Wills
CEO
2012 - 2015
London, UK
Wendy drove profit & revenue growth during each year in leadership. She was promoted from COO to CEO after 10 months having turned around operational performance from a failed IT implementation prior to her joining the company. Wendy added new distribution channels, increased the digital capability and strengthened the company’s operating board. She led multiple re-financings of the business.
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Current Board Positions

Oxford Nanopore Technologies Ltd
Senior Independent Director
Jun 2021 - Present
Oxford Nanopore Technologies Limited is a UK-based company that has developed sensing technology that uses nanopores (nano-scale holes) embedded in highly sophisticated electronics to carry out precise molecular analyses. Wendy joined the company as an independent non-executive director in June 2021 before stepping into her current role in January 2022.
Sony Corporation
Board Director; Chair of the Compensation and Member of the Nominating Committees
2019 - Present
Tokyo, JP
Wendy serves as a Board Director and sits on the Compensation and Nominating Committees at Sony Corporation, a Japanese multinational, headquartered in Tokyo. Its businesses include consumer and professional electronics, gaming, entertainment and financial services.
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Previous Board Positions

Great Portland Estates
Board Director
Feb 2017 - Jul 2022
London, UK
Great Portland Estates is a FTSE 250 property investment and development company, with a significant real estate holding in central London. The firm offers a focused business model by repositioning properties to unlock their full potential. Wendy is a former Chair of the Remuneration Committee and Member of the Audit and Nomination Committees.
NHS England
Board Director
2016 - 2019
London, UK
Wendy was Chair of the Commissioning Committee and served on the I Digital, Delivery and Performance, Strategy & Remuneration Committees at NHS England, the largest single-payer healthcare system in the world. The National Health Service is England's publicly funded national healthcare system and one of the four National Health Services for each constituent country of the United Kingdom.
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Current Advisory Roles

The University of Oxford
External Member of Council
Aug 2020 - Present
Oxford, UK
Wendy is one of Oxford University’s Members of Council. Council is responsible for the administration of the University and for the management of its finances and assets.
The Design Museum
Trustee
2016 - Present
London, UK
The Design Museum is the world's leading museum devoted to contemporary design in every form from architecture and fashion to graphics, product and industrial design.

Philanthropy

British Heart Foundation
Chair of Trustees
Oct 2022 - Present
London, UK
The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is a UK charity dedicated to funding research into heart and circulatory diseases.
Cancer Research UK
Deputy Chairman
2011 - 2018
London, UK
Wendy was the Chair of Nomination, Governance & Remuneration Committee which led the selection of both the new Chairman and CEO of the UK’s largest charity. She also sat on the Fundraising & Marketing and the Audit & Risk Committees. Cancer Research UK is the world's largest independent cancer charity that conducts research into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the disease.
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Awards & Recognition

Wendy Becker’s Education

Dartmouth College
BA, Economics
1983 - 1987