Cindy Rose was appointed Microsoft UK CEO & Area 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. In 2013, she joined the Board of Informa, a FTSE 100 publishing and events company, as an independent Non-Executive Director.
Cindy is a graduate of Columbia University and New York Law School. She is married with 4 children, and loves playing tennis, travelling with her family, and good food and wine.