Philip Aiken, AM

Philip Aiken, AM, Chair of the Remuneration Committee – Independent

Mr. Aiken was the President of BHP Petroleum and then the Group President of Energy of BHP Billiton from 1997 until 2006. Other notable roles include his tenures as Managing Director of BOC/CIG, Chief Executive of BTR Nylex, Chairman of Robert Walters plc, and Senior Independent Director of copper mining company Kazakhmys plc and Indian-focused energy company Essar Energy plc. Between 2008 and 2015, he was a director of National Grid plc. Previously, Mr. Aiken was also a Senior Advisor of Macquarie Bank (Europe), Director of Miclyn Express Offshore and Essar Oil (India) and Chairman of the 2004 World Energy Congress. He has served on the Boards of the Governor of Guangdong International Council, World Energy Council and Monash Mt Eliza Business School.

Mr. Aiken is currently Chairman of AVEVA Group plc and is a non-executive director of Newcrest Mining Limited. Mr. Aiken received his Bachelor of Engineering Degree from the University of Sydney and also attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School in 1989.

Philip will serve as an Independent Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee. He has over five decades of experience in industry and commerce, having occupied numerous roles as directors and advisers to notable companies in the energy sector. Since 2012, he has served as the Chairman of AVEVA Group plc, and was also the Chairman of Balfour Beatty plc up until July 2021.