CEO & Corporate Vice President, Microsoft UK
Cindy Rose was appointed Microsoft UK CEO & Corporate Vice President in July, 2016. In this role, she is responsible for all of Microsoft’s product, service and support offerings across the United Kingdom, continuing the company’s transformation into the leading productivity and platform company for the mobile-first, cloud-first era. Prior to joining Microsoft, Cindy was Managing Director of the UK Consumer division at Vodafone where she led the expansion of its retail store estate from 350 to over 500 stores and returned the business to growth after 12 consecutive quarters of revenue decline.
Before Vodafone, she was Executive Director of Digital Entertainment at Virgin Media where she managed the development and commercial deployment of Tivo and Virgin Media TV Anywhere. Before that, Cindy spent 15 years at The Walt Disney Company where she held a variety of roles including General Counsel for Disney EMEA and, ultimately, SVP & Managing Director of the Disney Interactive Media Group. From 2013 to 2019, she served on the Board of Informa plc, a FTSE 100 business information, academic publishing and events company, as an independent Non-Executive Director. In 2019, she was appointed as an independent Non-Executive Director of advertising and media giant WPP.