Philip was appointed as Chairman on 10 December 2019, and previously served as Senior Independent Director from 1 January 2019. Philip holds a BSc in Civil Engineering from Leeds University and a MSc in Engineering and Construction Project Management from Cranfield School of Management. He has extensive experience in managing large scale oil and gas projects around the globe. In 1980, he joined Bechtel Corporation and managed major oil and gas projects in a wide range of international locations. In 2004, he joined Shell as vice president of projects, Shell Global Solutions International. In 2009, Philip became Executive Vice President Downstream Projects in Shell’s newly formed projects and technology business and in 2010 he was appointed as Project Director for Shell’s Kashagan phase 2 project in Kazakhstan, and subsequently the Shell/QP Al Karaana petrochemicals project. Since 2013, he has operated as an independent project management consultant. Philip joined the board of KazMunayGas in August 2020, chairing the Nomination & Remuneration Committee.