Cindi Rose OBE - CEO, Microsoft UK
Cindy was appointed CEO of Microsoft UK in July 2016. She has responsibility for all of Microsoft’s enterprise product and service offerings across the UK, 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, leading their transformation from mobile pure play to quad play with the launch of Vodafone broadband and the development of Vodafone TV. She also led the expansion of Vodafone’s retail store estate from 350 stores to over 500 stores and returned the business to growth after 12 consecutive quarters of revenue decline.
Cindy is a graduate of Columbia University and New York Law School. Soon after graduation, she relocated to the UK, qualified as a UK Solicitor and practiced at Allen & Overy in London.
From there, she became General Counsel for The Walt Disney Company EMEA. Changing roles within Disney every few years, she worked her way up to Senior Vice President and Managing Director of the Disney Interactive Media Group.
After 15 years at Disney, Cindy moved to Virgin Media as Executive Director of Digital Entertainment. She managed the development and commercial deployment of TiVo and Virgin Media TV Anywhere, before joining Vodafone in 2013.
In April 2019 Cindy joined the board of WPP as a Non-Executive Director and she also serves as a member of the Audit Committee. Cindy was recognised in the New Year’s Honours List 2019 where she was awarded an OBE for services to UK technology.