VP of Corp Internal Audit
Johnson & Johnson
Gary Fair is a Senior Financial Leader for one of the largest corporations in the world. He has a broad base of senior leadership experience in all of Johnson & Johnson’s businesses: pharmaceutical, medical devices and diagnostics, consumer, and corporate governance. A proven executive with strategic vision and tactical execution, Gary has changed culture and business models to drive growth, market expansion, and performance across the J&J family of companies. He has been recognized for his exceptional organizational skills in attracting, developing and promoting diverse individuals throughout the enterprise.
He is currently the Chief Audit Executive and Vice President of Johnson & Johnson’s (J&J) Corporate Internal Audit organization, reporting directly to the CFO and external Board of Directors. In this capacity, Gary is responsible for the leadership of the global internal audit function, including the annual Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 and Conduct on Business Conduct certifications. He is a member of J&’s Compliance Committee where he is charged with providing leadership to financial and non-financial compliance (Healthcare Compliance, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Compliance, For-Cause Investigations, Due Diligence of Targeted Acquisitions, Anti-Counterfeiting, Triage Committee for investigative activities) across the enterprise. He is a sought after speaker on the topics of Leadership, Diversity, and Foreign Corrupt Practices.
Prior to his CAE role, Gary was the CFO for the Consumer Pharmaceuticals and Nutritionals Group responsible for the worldwide activities of the McNeil OTC, McNeil Nutritionals, McNeil Pediatric Pharmaceuticals, Ortho Women’s Health & Urology and Johnson & Johnson / Merck Joint Venture franchises. During his 36 year tenure with Johnson & Johnson he was also the inaugural CFO of the Global Pharmaceutical Supply Group which consolidated worldwide supply chain responsibilities for J&J Pharmaceuticals, and the CFO of Vistakon Americas division of J&J Vision Care.
Gary is a past recipient of the J&J Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity award and currently serves as the Executive Sponsor at J&J for the: J&J Finance Latino Leadership Council (FLLC), ALPFA (Association of Latin Professionals for America), and the J&J Corporate Chapter of HOLA (Hispanic Organization for Leadership and Achievement). In addition to his career with J&J, Gary has been an active community volunteer, having served as a Board of Director and Executive Committee member of non-profit organizations such as, Janssen Ortho Patient Assistance Foundation, Hospice of Northeast Florida, Hospital Home Healthcare and Hospice of New Mexico, The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque, and the Audit Committee of the Board of Trustees at Bryn Mawr College.
Gary is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a degree in Finance, a native of New York City, and currently resides north of Philadelphia.