Roy Cartwright graduated from Warwick University with an Economics degree in 1973 . He has held various HR positions in Ford Motor Company, Courtaulds, & Thorn Electronics prior to joining Perkins Engines in 1990 as HR Manager for the Peterborough site. At the time Caterpillar Inc acquired Perkins in 1998, Roy was HR Director Product Supply for Perkins supporting three manufacturing facilities in Peterborough, Stafford, & Shrewsbury. In 2000 Roy was appointed European HR Manager for Caterpillar Logistics & relocated to Brussels. Roy took up his current position as Manager, Caterpillar UK HR Shared Services in February 2006. He has responsibility for providing Shared Services support to over 10,000 Caterpillar employees in the UK, plus 2,500 employees in Continental Europe.