Philip Cox CBE, Chair

Philip is an experienced leader of large businesses, having held both executive and non-executive roles, including in the energy sector.

Contribution and Experience

Philip is an experienced leader of large businesses, having held both executive and non-executive roles, including in the energy sector. As Chair, Philip cultivates a culture of openness, transparency and honesty in which constructive debate and challenge occurs and in which all directors contribute fully. His responsibilities at Drax include Board composition and succession, Board governance and stakeholder engagement.

He was previously CEO of International Power plc, having formerly been CFO. 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 Chair of Kier Group plc, 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.

Philip is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and has an MA from Cambridge University.

Appointment to the Board:

January 2015

Appointment as Chair:

April 2015

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