Anne-Françoise Nesmes

Chief Financial Officer at Smith & Nephew


Anne-Françoise holds an MA degree in Management Sciences from Grenoble Ecole de Management and an MBA from Henley Management College. Anne-Françoise qualified as a Chartered Management Accountant in 1996 and has held a variety of senior finance roles across both healthcare and visitor attraction industry sectors. In 1997, Anne-Françoise joined GlaxoSmithKline where she worked for 16 years, holding multiple senior roles, including Vice President and Finance Controller, Europe (2003-2006), Vice President Forecasting and Planning, US Pharmaceutical (2006-2009) and Senior Vice President Finance, Global Vaccines (2009-2013). Anne-Françoise demonstrates a high level of passion towards life science companies where she has spent the majority of her senior career and remains determined to improve the quality of life of stakeholders and employees across the business. Anne-Françoise was previously appointed as Chief Financial Officer for Dechra Pharmaceuticals plc in 2013 where she successfully implemented financial strategies to support the growth of the business. Most recently, Anne-Françoise was Chief Financial Officer of Merlin Entertainments Limited and also currently serves as an NED for Compass Group plc.


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