Appointed to the Board in June 2011, Philip became Chairman in May 2014. Philip is also Chairman of both the Nominations and Business Integrity Committees.
Philip was Chief Executive of United Utilities Group plc from 2006 to 2011. His earlier business experience includes serving as Chief Executive of Royal P&O Nedlloyd, as a Director and Chief Operating Officer at Reuters Group PLC and as Chief Operating Officer at DHL for Europe and Africa.
He is Non-Executive Chairman of BakerCorp, the Permira owned industrial services company based in Dallas, of Logicor, a European logistics real estate business owned by Blackstone and of Corsair Infrastructure Management which is based in New York.
Philip is an adviser to the Prime Minister on corporate responsibility.
In 2004, Philip founded Hope Through Action, a charity in the UK and South Africa committed to helping disadvantaged young people develop life skills through sport.
He is also chairman of Sentebale, a charity set up by Prince Harry for disadvantaged young people in Lesotho.
Philip was awarded a CBE in the 2014 Queen’s Birthday Honours List. He received the award for services to business and to charity in the UK and South Africa.