Bioversity International: research for development in agricultural and tree biodiversity

van den Aardweg, Douglas

Member of Bioversity International Board of Trustees

Douglas van den Aardweg, ACA, CA(SA), B Compt(Hons), BSc(S&S), is a chartered accountant and was previously Director of Risk Advisory Services at PricewaterhouseCoopers in London where he worked across Banking & Capital Markets and Insurance & Investment Management.

Prior to this, Doug held senior executive positions at Old Mutual in Cape Town, working for both its property investment and development, and insurance companies. Doug and his family moved to the UK with Old Mutual in 1999 when the company listed on the FTSE, he went on to hold the position of Group Head of Risk, Audit & Compliance and then Group Audit Director.

Doug is the Chairman of HSBC Life (UK) Ltd, and a Non-Executive Director on the Marks & Spencer Financial Services plc board.

Since 2012 Doug has been involved with CGIAR and has conducted a number of financial, governance and audit reviews across various Centers, including a period as Interim Audit Director for CGIAR.

A South African, Doug is currently living in the UK.

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