Biography

Carol Anthony (John) Davidson

Former Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer
Tyco International Ltd.

Business Experience

Mr. Davidson served as Senior Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of Tyco International from January 2004 to September 2012. In that role, he led financial reporting, internal controls and accounting policies and processes. Mr. Davidson was a member of Tyco’s new senior leadership team that established financial integrity, operational excellence and strong ethical practices across Tyco’s global operations. Prior to Tyco, Mr. Davidson was Vice President of audit, risk and compliance for Dell Computer Corporation where he served in several executive roles, including Chief Compliance Officer, Vice President and Corporate Controller and Vice President of Internal Audit. Earlier in his career, he spent 16 years with Eastman Kodak Company where he led the internal audit function and previously served in various accounting and financial leadership roles. Mr. Davidson began his career in public accounting at Arthur Andersen & Co. and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Public Board Memberships

  • TE Connectivity, a consumer electronics company

  • FMC Corporation, an agricultural sciences company

Additional Accomplishments and Membership

  • Former Member of the board of governors of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority

  • Former Trustee of the Financial Accounting Foundation

  • Inducted into the Financial Executives International Hall of Fame in 2016

  • Trustee of University of Rochester

Qualifications

Mr. Davidson brings to the Board years of experience overseeing financial reporting, internal controls and developing accounting policies for public companies. He is a Certified Public Accountant, with more than 30 years of leadership experience across multiple industries.

Financial Expert