J. William H. Cary

Audit Committee Chair

Ally Financial

Previous board experience: BRP and Synchrony Financial

Executive Experience: J. William H. (Bill) Cary is the past president and chief operating officer of GE Capital, the financial services unit of the General Electric Company. GE Capital provided financial products and services to businesses and consumers globally. Bill was a senior vice president of GE and retired in January 215.

Bill joined GE in 1986 as a member of the financial management program and served in a variety of financial positions. In 1988 he joined GE Capital-Corporate Finance Group, and following increasingly responsible assignments in Corporate Finance, moved to Singapore in 1994 and became senior vice president, Capital Markets and Finance for GE Capital Corporation – Asia. In 1995, he was named chief financial officer for GE Global Consumer Finance. Bill then became vice president and manager, Corporate Financial Planning and Analysi at GE Capital’s headquarters in Stamford, CT. Bill was elected a GE Officer during this assignment in December 1999. Following this role from January 21 until October 22, he served as president and CEO of GE Capital Vendor Financial Services.

Additional information: Bill is a past member of GE’s corporate executive council, and previously served as a director of the GE Capital boards of directors. Bill currently serves as an advisor to Blackstone LLPs financial services team. He also devotes time to Child Welfare and Rural Health philanthropic pursuits.

He is a National Honors graduate of the GE Financial Management Program and holds a BS in Finance from San Jose State University.