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Stuart Rowley is vice president and chief operating officer, Ford North America, effective March 1, 2018. Rowley is responsible for driving the redesign of the North American business to improve its overall fitness.
He reports to Kumar Galhotra, group vice president and president, Ford North America.
Previously, Rowley was vice president of Strategy, Ford Motor Company, since 2016.
In this position, Rowley played a leading role in Ford’s growth strategy by accelerating the development of new business models in both the company’s core and emerging business opportunities. This included helping guide the company’s investments in new products and technologies to support a focus on innovation.
Prior to that, Rowley served as vice president and Controller of Ford Motor Company since
April 1, 2012. He also served as chief financial officer, Ford of Europe, beginning in August 2010.
Rowley was chief financial officer and senior vice president of Volvo Car Corporation in Gothenburg, Sweden, a position he held since March 2005 after serving as the company’s deputy CFO and operations controller.
Between 2000 and July 2004, Stuart Rowley was vice president, finance, Ford Australia.
Rowley joined Ford Motor Company in 1990 as financial analyst for Ford of Britain. He worked in several management positions in product development finance and manufacturing finance in Britain and the U.S. before being appointed finance director, Ford Motor Company Philippines, in January 1998, a position he held until moving to Ford Australia.
Born in 1967 in Derby, UK, Rowley is married and has two sons. He has a Bachelor’s of Engineering (Hons) degree from the University of Leeds and an MBA from the Manchester Business School.