Phil Bentley

Position: Chief Executive Officer

Date of appointment to the Board

1 November 2016

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Other current appointments


Past roles

Phil was Group Chief Executive Officer of Cable & Wireless Communications from January 2014 until its sale to Liberty Global in May 2016. Prior to this, he was a member of the Board of Centrica from 2000 to 2013. Phil led British Gas as Managing Director from 2007 to 2013, was Managing Director: Europe from 2004 to 2007 and Group Finance Director from 2000 to 2004. His prior non-executive directorships include IMI from 2012 to 2014 and Kingfisher from 2002 to 2010. Phil’s early career was spent in international roles with BP and Diageo.

Skills and experience

  • Executive and non-executive experience with FTSE 100 companies for over 20 years
  • Significant strategic and commercial experience at both national and global levels
  • Exceptional executive and leadership experience from across industry
  • Extensive financial and investment community experience
  • Accountant by profession, with a master’s degree from Oxford University and an MBA from INSEAD, Fontainebleau