Brian J. Harris is executive vice president and chief financial officer of Summit Materials (NYSE: SUM). A global business and finance executive with more than three decades of experience with multi-national and private equity organizations, he was appointed to these positions in October 2013. Immediately prior to his current role, Mr. Harris served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Bausch & Lomb from 2009 – 2013.
Beginning in 1989, Mr. Harris previously held positions of increasing responsibility with Tomkins Plc the industrial, automotive, building products and engineering manufacturing conglomerate. These roles included as president of the $2bn Worldwide Power Transmission business for Denver, CO based Gates Corporation, as well as senior vice president for Strategic Business Development, and Chief Financial Officer. 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 the 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.