Ryan Media Lab's Advisory Team
Michael J. Roney CPA, MBA
Mr. Michael J. Roney, also known as Mike, CPA, MBA, served as the Chief Executive Officer of Bunzl Plc from November 1, 2005 to April 20, 2016. Mr. Roney has extensive business experience. He has an outstanding track record leading the global development of Bunzl across the Americas, Europe and Australasia and during his tenure Bunzl has consistently increased profitability and created shareholder value. He served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Goodyear Dunlop Tires Europe BV. He served as the President of European Union Region at The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company from May 7, 2001 to September 2005. Mr. Roney served in various international financial, sales and managerial posts at Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. until September 1, 1998, when he served as its Vice President for the Asia Region, in which capacity he was responsible for Goodyear's tire operations in the Asia, Australia and western Pacific region.
He served as President and Managing Director of Compania Hulera Goodyear-Oxo, SA. de C.V., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. since December 1, 1998. He served as an Executive Officer responsible for Goodyear's tire operations in Western Europe and is Goodyear employee since 1981. He served as President of Goodyear's Latin America, Eastern Europe, Africa and Middle East since August 3, 1999. He has been the Non-Executive Chairman of Grafton Group plc since January 1, 2017. He has been Deputy Chairman of Next Plc since February 14, 2017.
He has been an Independent Non-Executive Director of Next Plc since February 14, 2017. He served as Deputy Chairman at Grafton Group plc from May 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016. He has been an Independent Director of Brown-Forman Corporation since March 27, 2014. He has been a Non Executive Director of Johnson Matthey Pharma Services Inc. since June 2007. He served as a Senior Independent Director of Johnson Matthey Plc since July 19, 2011 until July 23, 2014 and served as its Non-Executive Director since June 1, 2007 until July 23, 2014.
He served as a Director of Bunzl Plc from June 1, 2003 to April 20, 2016. He served as Non-Executive Director of Grafton Group plc since May 1, 2016. Mr. Roney holds Master of Business Administration from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan and is qualified as a certified public accountant.