Tony Wood joined Rolls-Royce in 2001 and was appointed President - Aerospace in May 2013. Prior to this Tony was President - Marine.
His first role with the company was as Director of Operations - Defence Aerospace, following a 17-year career with Dowty and Messier-Dowty. He was subsequently appointed Managing Director - Defence Aerospace in January 2004. He became Chief Operating Officer - Civil Aerospace in January 2006. In 2008 he was appointed President - Gas Turbine Services with responsibility for Services across the Group.
He first joined the Dowty Group in 1984 as a sponsored undergraduate and held a variety of engineering, production, purchasing and programme management roles before becoming Vice-President Manufacturing for Messier-Dowty Inc in Toronto, Canada in 1995. In 1998 he was appointed Vice-President Operations, also based in Canada.
He is a former board member of Rolls-Royce Engine Services joint ventures in Hong Kong, Singapore, Germany and the USA, and is a fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and the Association of Project Management.
Born in Leicestershire, England, Tony undertook an apprenticeship programme with Dowty, which led to an Open University degree in Engineering. He also holds an MBA from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.