John Wilton Biography

John Wilton, UC Berkeley’s Vice Chancellor for Administration & Finance since February 1, 2011.     

John Wilton began his new position as UC Berkeley's Vice Chancellor for Administration & Finance on February 1, 2011. Before coming to Cal, Vice Chancellor Wilton was a managing director and the director of international research for Farallon Capital Management LLC, a global, multi-strategy, U.S.-based investment management firm. He was also an advisor on developments in the global economy to Hellman and Friedman LLC, a private investment company. Prior to his employment at Farallon, he worked for the World Bank for 24 years. At the Bank, he served in positions including chief financial officer, vice president for strategy, finance and risk management, and senior economist.

As the Vice Chancellor – Administration & Finance, John is responsible for managing the University's annual operating budget of more than $1.8 billion, the continuing design and implementation of Operational Excellence, stabilization of the campus budget, and establishment of a sustainable financial model for the future. In addition, the divisions he oversees comprise nearly 2400 employees and campus operations that include financial and human resources, auxiliary and business services, information technology, athletics, and environment, health and public safety.

Wilton, a British national, received his bachelor's and master's degrees in economics from Sussex University. He left his Ph.D. program at Cambridge University in 1982 to join the World Bank's Young Professionals Program, and remained with the international financial institution until 2006.