Topher Brooke


As a member of the US Leadership Team and the Finance Senior Management Team, John is responsible for all Finance, Procurement and Facilities matters in North America. John shares accountability for the overall US Business goals and priorities.

Prior Experience

Prior to his current position, John spent over 24 years with Novartis, where he worked both domestically and globally across nearly all aspects of Finance. Most recently, John served as CFO, North America for Alcon Laboratories, the global leader in eye care. Before that, he spent over four years as Global CFO, CIBA VISION Corporation and over five years as Global CFO, Novartis OTC Division.

He has held several positions with Novartis Consumer Health, including leadership roles in Finance and Global Technical Operations, and has lived in North America and Europe. Early in his career, John took on roles of increasing responsibility at Novartis Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc., where he ultimately held the role of CFO and Manufacturing Site Head.

Prior to joining the healthcare industry, John worked for Magna International Inc.


  • Bachelor’s Degree, Commerce, McMaster University
  • Master’s Degree, Organizational Leadership, Gonzaga University
  • Accounting Designations: CPA, CMA, CGA