Henry P. Johnson
Henry P. Johnson

Henry P. Johnson President I Wealth Management, East Region

Joined Northern Trust



  • Bachelor of Arts, Vassar College
  • Master of Public Policy & Management, Yale School of Management


Henry P. Johnson is an Executive Vice President of The Northern Trust Company and serves as Wealth Management's Chief Operating Officer. Henry and his team focus cross-organizationally on digital and technology transformation, operational process improvement, talent strategy, the firm's control and program management functions as well as middle office client service functions and capabilities. In 2022, he was elected to a three year term as Executive Sponsor to the Women In Leadership Business Resource Council.


Previously, Henry served as East Region President, a role that included direct oversight of Northern Trust's 26 wealth management offices from New England to Florida. Henry joined Northern Trust in early 2016, following a distinguished, 21-year career at Fiduciary Trust Company International, where he served as president since 2006 and as chief executive officer since 2009. He has worked extensively with high net worth families and their related charitable entities, has a strong business track record, and brings an uncompromising focus to clients. He has additional prior experience at The Blackstone Group, Sotheby's, Inc. and Sullivan & Cromwell. He is frequently sought out for perspective on family wealth, related investment solutions and his views on philanthropy, particularly educational and arts-related programs.

Community Involvement

Henry serves on the boards of the Terra Foundation for American Art, New York Botanical Garden, the American Academy in Rome, the USTA Foundation Advisory Board and is an emeritus trustee of the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation. He is also a non-trustee member of the Investment Committees of the World Monuments Fund and the School of American Ballet and is a member of the Business Committee of The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Pyramid Society of Vassar College, an association of former trustees of the college. He has been honored by UJA Federation (2022), The Frick Collection (2018) and Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York (2014) for his longstanding support of initiatives important to each of those institutions.