BirthdayMarch 5, 1926
BirthplaceArkansas, USA

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  1. About David Rowlands

    Full name: David Rowlands
    Also known as: David Rowlands, Rowlands, David
    Professions: British civil servant

  2. David Rowlands Known for

    Faces (1968), Unhook the Stars (1996), Opening Night (1977), The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976)

  3. David Rowlands Death information

    Died: Sunday, 11th of May, 2014 (Age: 88)

  4. David Rowlands Biography

    Sir David Rowlands, (31 May 1947 - 11 May 2014), was a British civil servant, who rose to the rank of Permanent Secretary to the Department for Transport.Rowlands was educated at St Mary's College, Crosby and Oxford University before starting his career with the international engineering business IMI plc. He left the private sector to join the Department of Trade and Industry in 1974. At the DTI he was appointed private secretary to the Minister of State for Industry.He moved to the then Ministry of Transport in 1983 where he has held a number of posts with responsibilities for finance, aviation, shipping, ports and railways. Before being appointed Permanent Secretary in May 2003, he was the director general for railways, aviation, logistics, maritime and security.In this role he was central to the creation of Network Rail after Railtrack was put into administration and the delivery of public-private partnerships for the London Underground and the National Air Traffic Services. Rowlands received a knighthood in the Birthday Honours List 2006. He retired on his 60th birthday in 2007. Since leaving the civil service his career moves were subject to a number of controversies, including government blocks on his attempts to join the Boards of British Airports Authority and Bechtel. At the time of his death his roles in the private sector included chairmanships of Gatwick Airport and Angel Trains. He was also the chairman of High Speed 2 Ltd, the quango tasked with advising Ministers on future high-speed rail connections between London, Heathrow Airport and Birmingham Airport or City Centre.

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