Appointed to the Board in August 2016 and Chairman on 1st February 2017. Philip was Chief Executive of Smiths Group plc from 2007 to 2015, and he previously held the positions of Chief Executive at Scottish Power plc and Chief Executive at Allied Domecq plc. His earlier career included five years as a director of Bass plc. He was previously Chairman of Liberty plc and Coral Eurobet plc and a non-executive director of Scottish & Newcastle plc and British Sky Broadcasting Group plc. Some of Philip’s other non-executive roles include, Senior Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Burberry Group plc, and Independent Director Ferrovial S.A.