Miles Cowdry was appointed Director - Global Corporate Development in December 2008 and he is responsible for the evolution of the company's global footprint and management model.
Rolls-Royce, a world-leading provider of power systems and services for use on land, at sea and in the air, has established a strong position in global markets - civil aerospace, defence aerospace, marine and energy. Rolls-Royce today has a broad customer base comprising more than 600 airlines, 4,000 corporate and utility aircraft and helicopter operators, 160 armed forces, more than 2,000 marine customers, including 70 navies, and energy customers in nearly 120 countries, with an installed base of 54,000 gas turbines. Rolls-Royce employs over 38,000 skilled people in offices, manufacturing and service facilities in 50 countries.
Formerly, Miles was President - Services, where he was responsible for the development of a company-wide strategy for services and the management of the company's Gas Turbine Repair and Overhaul businesses.
Prior to that, Miles was President and CEO of Data Systems & Solutions (DS&S). DS&S addresses the aerospace, defence, marine and energy sectors providing asset management and plant optimisation solutions.
Miles' background is in finance, having spent ten years with Bankers Trust Company. He left Bankers Trust in 1990 to be part of the management team that established Rolls-Royce & Partners Finance