Philip Yea

Appointed April 2020 and as Chair in May 2020

Committee memberships Nominations (Chair), remuneration


QualificationsGraduated with an MA in Modern Languages from Oxford University, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants


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 invaluable insight to the Board and are key to the future growth and development of Mondi.


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 senior independent director at Vodafone Group plc and Computacenter plc, chair at Greene King plc and digital entertainment plc and non-executive director at Rocket Internet SE. Philip was also a non-executive director of Aberdeen Standard Asia Focus plc until he stepped down in December 2020.


Current external appointmentsChair of Equiniti Group plc and a non-executive director of Marshall of Cambridge (Holdings) Ltd.