Philip Yea


Philip Yea, Mondi Chairman


April 2020 and as Chair in May 2020.

Committee memberships

Nominations (Chair), Remuneration.


Graduated with an MA in Modern Languages from Oxford University, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK).

Skills and experience

Philip has extensive listed company experience, both as an executive and non-executive director, across a range of sectors. His broad industry background and knowledge of operating within large, international corporates, as well as his significant leadership experience, bring valuable insight to the Board and are relevant to the future growth and development of Mondi. 

Philip’s experience and knowledge of UK listed companies underpins the Board’s commitment to delivering best practice corporate governance.

Philip started his career as a graduate trainee at Perkins Engines before holding a range of finance roles at companies including Mars Ltd and Guinness plc, becoming Group Finance Director of Diageo plc on its creation in 1997. He was a managing director at Investcorp from 1999 to 2004, leaving to become CEO of 3i Group plc, a role he held until 2009.

He has held a number of non-executive roles, including Chair at Equiniti Group plc, Greene King plc and digital entertainment plc; Senior Independent Director at Vodafone Group plc, Manchester United plc and Computacenter plc; and non-executive director at Marshall of Cambridge (Holdings) Ltd, Aberdeen Standard Asia Focus plc, Rocket Internet SE and HBOS plc.

Current external appointments