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John Barry

Leader, Center for Board Governance
PwC

John Barry

John J. Barry leads PwC's Center for Board Governance which advises audit committees and boards of directors of the Firm's clients on emerging governance issues and leading practices.  The Center also conducts research and provides perspectives on critical governance issues as published annually in Current developments for directors and the Annual corporate directors survey. In addition, the Center is known for authoring two significant studies: Audit committee effectiveness: What works best and Corporate governance and the Board: What works best.
In 2010, NACD/Directorship magazine named John as one of the 100 most influential people in corporate governance in the United States.


Prior to assuming his current role, John was a client service partner.  John served as the global engagement partner for Fortune 50 companies in both the pharmaceutical and consumer products industries as well as other large clients in other industries.
John also served two terms as a member of both the PwC Global Board and the US Board of Partners and Principles, which are the Global and US Firms' governance bodies.


John joined PwC in 1977 and was admitted to the partnership in 1985.  John is a Certified Public Accountant in the states of New York and New Jersey and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.