Philip Cox CBE, Chair

Philip has extensive experience in both executive and non-executive roles, and in the energy sector.

“Good corporate governance is one of the cornerstones of the success of the organisation and the systems, procedures, processes and controls that Drax has in place to provide assurance to the Board and its stakeholders.”

Philip has extensive experience in both executive and non-executive roles, and in the energy sector. His responsibilities at Drax include Board composition and succession, Board governance and stakeholder engagement. Philip has a strong track record of leadership and has an open, collegiate style, ensuring that all voices are heard, and all Board members contribute fully. He was previously Chair of Kier Group plc and CEO and formerly CFO of International Power plc. Prior to this he held a senior operational position at Invensys plc and was CFO at Siebe plc. As a non-executive he was previously the Senior Independent Director at Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc, Chair of Global Power Generation and a member of the boards of Talen Energy Corporation, PPL, Meggitt plc and Wincanton plc.

Appointment to the Board:

  • 1 January 2015

Committee membership:

  • Nominations (Chair) and Remuneration Committees