Sir John Rose

Honorary graduates 2010-11

Sir John Rose (LLD)

Tuesday 13 July 2010, 11:30am

Sir John Rose was born in Blantyre, Malawi and later earned his MA degree in Psychology from the University of St Andrews in Scotland.

Before joining Rolls-Royce, he had a career in banking with the First National Bank of Chicago and Security Pacific. He joined Rolls-Royce plc in 1984 and was appointed to its Board of Directors in January 1992, becoming Chief Executive on 1 May 1996.

Sir John is a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. He is a member of the JP Morgan International Council, the CBI International Advisory Board, the Englefield Advisory Board and is a Trustee of the Eden Project.

Sir John was knighted in 2003, became a Commandeur de la Legion d’Honneur in 2008 and was awarded the Singapore Public Service Star in the same year.

He is married with three children.