Nigel Wilson (businessman)

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Nigel Wilson
Nigel Wilson, Chief Executive of Legal & General Group Plc.jpg
Nigel David Wilson

(1956-11-17) 17 November 1956 (age 62)
EducationUniversity of Essex
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Years active1977–present
Salary£1,966,000.00 (total compensation 2016)[1]
TitleCEO, Legal & General
PredecessorTim Breedon
Children5 daughters

Nigel David Wilson (born 17 November 1956) is a British businessman. He is the chief executive (CEO) of Legal & General, a British multinational financial services company.

Early life[edit]

Wilson has a degree in Economics from the University of Essex[2][3] and a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology[2].


He has been CEO of Legal & General Group since 30 June 2012, having joined as group chief financial officer on 1 September 2009[4]

Personal life[edit]

He is married with five daughters.[5]


  1. ^ "Stocks - Bloomberg". Retrieved 10 September 2016.
  2. ^ a b Shah, Oliver (3 July 2016). "There is so much money around — we need to spend it on our cities". The Sunday Times. ISSN 0956-1382. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Nigel the Northern Powerhouse - with £900 BILLION of YOUR money". Mail Online. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Nigel D. Wilson : Executive Profile". BusinessWeek. Retrieved 20 November 2012.
  5. ^ "Dr Nigel Wilson". Legal & General. Retrieved 20 November 2012.