(appointed 1 May 2012)
Phil has over 45 years of experience in industry and commerce having been, from 1997 to 2006, President of BHP Petroleum and then Group President Energy of BHP Billiton, and prior to that he held senior positions with BTR plc (1995 to 1997) and BOC Group (1970 to 1995). Other roles have included Non-Executive Director of National Grid plc, Chairman of Robert Walters plc, Senior Independent Director of Kazakymys plc, Senior Independent Director of Essar Energy plc, Senior Adviser for Macquarie Capital Europe, Chairman of the 2004 World Energy Congress and serving on the Boards of the Governor of Guangdong International Council, World Energy Council and Monash Mt Eliza Business School.
He is the Non-Executive Chairman of Balfour Beatty plc and Non-Executive Director of Newcrest Mining Limited.
Committees: Nomination Committee (Chair)
Chief Executive Officer
(appointed 19 February 2018)
Craig joined AVEVA in February 2018 as Chief Executive Officer. Previously he was Chief Operating Officer at PTC Inc, where he had responsibility for engineering, marketing and sales. He also served as President of the Solutions Group. At PTC, he returned the digital engineering business to growth, revitalised the partner network, and successfully introduced a new generation of Industry 4.0 connected manufacturing applications.
Prior to joining PTC, he was president of eBay's enterprise business and served more than 15 years in senior leadership positions at IBM. He holds a BSc. in Computer Science and Electronics from the University of London.
Deputy CEO and Chief Financial Officer
(appointed 1 January 2011)
James is a Chartered Accountant and joined AVEVA in 2004 at the time of the Tribon acquisition. Prior to his appointment to the Board, James held several senior finance roles within the Group and was Head of Finance from 2006 until 2011, when he was appointed CFO. James was Chief Executive from January 2017 to February 2018, leading the merger with the Schneider Electric Software Business before being appointed Deputy CEO and Chief Financial Officer of the enlarged Group. Prior to joining AVEVA James worked for both Arthur Andersen and Deloitte, serving technology clients in both transactional and audit engagements.
Non-Executive Director and Senior Independent Director
(appointed 1 July 2016)
Christopher is a qualified accountant and has over 25 years’ experience managing engineering and technology companies. He was formerly Group Chief Executive Officer of Anite plc, from 2008 until 2015, joining Anite in 2003 as Group Finance Director. Previously he was Group Finance Director at Critchley Group plc and held senior positions in finance at Conoco and Eurotherm International plc. He has a BA, MBA and is a Fellow of CIMA. Christopher has held Non-Executive Director roles since 2011 and is currently Senior Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Vitec Group plc, Non-Executive Chairman of Eckoh plc and a Non-Executive Director of SDL plc.
Committees: Audit Committee (Chair), Nomination Committee
Vice Chairman and Non-Executive Director
(Appointed 1 March 2018)
Emmanuel has been Schneider Electric's Deputy Chief Executive Officer, in charge of Finance & Legal Affairs, since 2013, after joining Schneider Electric in 2009 as Executive Vice President Finance and as a Member of the Management Board.
He began his career at Arthur Andersen in 1990. In 1993, he joined Pernod Ricard where he held several senior finance roles and executive positions. In 2001, Emmanuel was appointed Vice President of Development. He was appointed CFO in 2003 and Group Deputy Managing Director of Finance in 2006, supervising Finance, Information Systems and Industry Administrations.
Emmanuel graduated from École Supérieure de Commerce de Paris (ESCP) in 1989 and holds a degree in finance and accounting (DESCF). His other Non-Executive Director appointments include Sodexo S.A. and Sanofi.
Committees: Remuneration Committee
(appointed 1 March 2017)
Ron has a broad range of global experience in electronic information businesses across a number of sectors and regions. He is Chief Executive Officer of the Elsevier business of RELX Plc and has also held Executive positions with Cengage Learning, IHS and Schlumberger.
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors and of the Energy Institute. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Trinity College, University of Cambridge and a Master's degree in Petroleum Engineering from Imperial College, University of London. Ron was previously a Non-Executive Director of Argus Media from 2009 until 2011 and currently holds no other Non-Executive Director appointments.
Committees: Audit Committee, Remuneration Committee
(appointed 9 July 2013)
Jennifer has over 40 years’ experience in technology working in multinational companies in the UK, the US, Brazil, Asia and Switzerland. She was latterly a member of the Pharma Executive Committee and Chief Information Officer of F. Hoffmann-La Roche, with responsibility for IT strategy and operations for the Pharma division and all Group IT operations. Prior to that, she served as Technology Director at Barclaycard with responsibility for Fraud Operations and IT and held senior positions in IT at Unilever and BOC.
Other Board roles have included Non-Executive Director of Oxford Instruments plc and Paysafe Group plc. She is Non-Executive Director of Iron Mountain Inc. and Sandvik AB and serves on the Advisory Board of the University of Bath Management School. She has degrees in Mathematics, Geosciences and Physics and speaks several languages.
Committees: Remuneration Committee (Chair), Audit Committee
(Appointed 1 March 2018)
Peter has been employed by Schneider Electric since late 2016 and is a member of their Executive Committee. As Executive Vice President he heads the Industry Business for the company.
Peter began his career at Mitsubishi Electric as a software development engineer in Japan before joining Siemens in 1993, where he held a variety of positions in Germany and the US. In 2004, Peter served as a member of the Managing Board at Siemens Ltd. in China and later North-East Asia. In 2011 he was appointed Head of Corporate Strategy and Corporate Vice President. In 2014, he became Chief Executive Officer of the Process Industries & Drives division.
Peter studied automation technology at Saarland University of Applied Sciences, Germany, and received a Master’s degree in electrical engineering from Université de Metz, France. He holds an MBA and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.
Paula is the Senior Vice President & General Manager EMEA for Illumina Inc., the global leader in DNA sequencing and array-based technologies. Prior to her appointment to Illumina in 2016, Paula worked for Cisco in a variety of senior sales, services and strategy roles, notably as Senior Vice President for Cloud, Software and Managed Services. Paula also led the integration of the analytics and automation software acquisitions into the larger Cisco sales force and was a board observer for one of Cisco’s investments.
She holds an MBA from Pepperdine University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Berkeley.