Carol Anthony (John) Davidson
Vice Chairman, Board of Trustees

Carol Anthony (John) Davidson is vice chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Financial Accounting Foundation (FAF). He is the retired senior vice president, controller, and chief accounting officer of Tyco International, where he was responsible for overseeing financial reporting, internal controls, and accounting policy across Tyco’s global operations.

Mr. Davidson joined the Financial Accounting Foundation (FAF) Board of Trustees in January 2011. In addition to his role as vice chairman, he is vice chair of the FAF Executive Committee, and co-chairs the Standard-Setting Process Oversight Committee.

Prior to joining Tyco in January 2004, Mr. Davidson served as vice president, audit, risk and compliance for Dell Inc. During his six-year career at Dell, he served in other senior capacities, including chief compliance officer, vice president and corporate controller, and vice president of internal audit. In addition, Mr. Davidson spent 16 years with Eastman Kodak Company where he led the company’s internal audit function and previously served in a variety of accounting and financial leadership roles. He began his career with Arthur Andersen & Co.

Mr. Davidson’s other affiliations include memberships on the boards of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc., Pentair Ltd., and St. John Fisher College.

Mr. Davidson is a certified public accountant and holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Rochester and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from St. John Fisher College in Rochester, New York.