Carol Anthony (John) Davidson
Mr. Davidson is the lead independent director and chair of the audit committee of TE Connectivity and a director of FMC Corporation and International Flavors & Fragrances. Previously, he was a director of Pentair Ltd., Legg Mason Inc., DaVita Inc. and Allergan Plc. Davidson also served on the board of governors of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) for more than five years and was a trustee and Vice Chair for the Financial Accounting Foundation. He is a certified public accountant and began his career in public accounting.
Mr. Davidson had a decades-long career as a financial executive. From January 2004 to September 2012, he was part of the new leadership team of Tyco International, a provider of diversified industrial products and services, serving as Senior Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer. Prior to Tyco International, Mr. Davidson held several executive roles at Dell Inc., including Vice President of Audit, Risk and Compliance, and Vice President and Corporate Controller.
Today, Mr. Davidson is a trustee for the University of Rochester, where he earned his MBA. Earlier, he served as a trustee for St. John Fisher University, where he graduated with a BS in Accounting.