Philip Green (Carillion)

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Philip Green is the chairman of multinational facilities management and construction services company Carillion plc.

Green was an adviser to the then Prime Minister David Cameron on corporate social responsibility. It was reported in 2016 that he was also being lined up as an adviser on 'responsible business' to Cameron's successor, Theresa May.[1]


Green's early business experience includes service as the chief executive of container shipping firm Royal P&O Nedlloyd; director and CEO at media and financial information company Reuters Group PLC; CEO at logistics industry DHL for Europe and Asia; and from 2006 to 2011 he was chief executive of water company United Utilities.[2][3]

Green joined the board of Carillion in June 2011 and became chairman of the firm in May 2014. He also serves as chairman of both nominations and business integrity committees.[2]


Green was adviser to the Prime Minister David Cameron on corporate social responsibility.

In a speech at the conference New Ways of Raising Money from the Rich in London in 2013, Green called on the government to making giving to charity more tax efficient. He said, 'the money is there, but there is a new language,' 'there is some more the government can do to make it more conducive to give. I think the government could do more to make giving more tax-efficient, like in the US.'[3]

Letter to the Telegraph

On 1 April 2015 Green was one of 103 business leaders who wrote to the Telegraph praising the British Conservative Party's economic policies and claiming a Labour government would 'threaten jobs and deter investment' in the UK.[4]




  1. Carillion chair Green in PM talks as corporate crackdown looms, Sky News, 1 October 2016
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Carillion The Board, accessed 2 April 2015.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Jenna Pudelek Government should make giving more tax-efficient, says Prime Minister's CSR adviser Third Sector, 8 February 2013, accessed 2 April 2015.
  4. Peter Dominiczak, 100 business chiefs: Labour threatens Britain's recovery, Telegraph, 2 April 2015.
  5. Mentore Philip N Green CBE, accessed 2 April 2015.