Philip was appointed Chair of Sky in September 2019. Philip is a distinguished businessman who has led several major global companies and served on the board of a significant number of public and private companies. Philip brings knowledge of the media sector, including having served on the board of Sky UK for ten years. Other roles include Group Finance Director of Bass, CEO of Bass Retail, CEO of Allied Domecq, CEO of Scottish Power, CEO of Smiths Group, senior non-executive director of Burberry, Chairman of Liberty, Chairman of Coral Eurobet, Chairman of Miller Group, and non-executive director of Scottish & Newcastle. He currently sits on the boards of two other listed companies, Kathmandu and Ferrovial SA. Philip has a degree with honours in Natural Sciences (University of Cambridge) and Master in Natural Sciences (University of Cambridge). He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales.