The Conference Board
Gerard Kells is a retired Senior Executive from Johnson & Johnson. His last position was Vice President, HR Operations and Technology. In this role, he led the organization that had responsibility for the overall HR Service Delivery Model for Johnson & Johnson globally. That included governance, technology, HR administration, workforce analytics and the transactional employee experience.
Gerards' responsibilities included implementing a broad range of strategies that enhanced Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics' competitive capacity, built an achievement culture and ensured the development and recognition of all employees. Prior to his most recent assignment, he was Vice President, Human Resources, Medical Devices & Diagnostics and a member of the Group Operating Committee. Mr. Kells' responsibilities included driving global leadership development for the group, providing for external and internal searches for key executive positions, ensuring the growth and development of the HR Function and supporting the Executive Leadership of the worldwide franchises on key HR development strategies that support their business strategies.