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Chris Thorpe

Vice President, Head of Finance

Chris Thorpe is the Vice President, Head of Finance for CSL Seqirus
Chris Thorpe

Chris joined the CSL Group in 2017. He was appointed to the role of VP, Head of Finance CSL Seqirus in January 2024, following 7 years of increasing responsibility in R&D finance across the CSL Group, most recently as CSL Head of Finance R&D and a member of the Finance Leadership Team.  Chris was instrumental in leading the finance transformation requirements and driving the finance business partnering capability in support of CSL’s transition to its ‘One R&D’ model.  Prior to joining the CSL Group, Chris spent 7 years at AstraZeneca in Commercial Finance and R&D Finance roles. Before that, he spent more than 11 years with KPMG working globally across a variety of disciplines including Strategy, Commercial Intelligence, M&A, Advisory and Audit. 

Chris holds an MEng (Hons) in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering from Newcastle University and is a qualified Chartered Accountant and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).