Brian J. Harris is chief financial officer and corporate vice president for Bausch + Lomb. A global business and finance executive with more than three decades of experience with multinational organizations, he was appointed to these positions in March 2009.
Beginning in 1989, Mr. Harris held positions of increasing responsibility with Tomkins plc, the industrial, automotive, building products and engineering manufacturing conglomerate. These included roles as president of the $2 billion Worldwide Power Transmission business for Denver, Colo.-based Gates Corporation, as well as senior vice president for Strategic Business Development and Business Administration, and chief financial officer and company secretary. He also served as president of Gates Unitta Asia, the company’s Japanese joint venture, during which time he was based in Osaka.
Prior, Mr. Harris held financial director and controller roles with Tomkins operating companies in the U.K. and U.S., as well as U.K.-based operating companies for Hanson Plc. He began his career as a staff accountant in the Glasgow office of Deloitte & Touche LLP.
Mr. Harris earned his Bachelor of Accountancy from Glasgow University, and qualified as a Scottish Chartered Accountant. A native of Western Scotland, he was born in August 1956.