Philippe joined the Swire Group in 1992. He has had a broad range of corporate experience within the group and currently heads up Sustainable Development for Swire Pacific and John Swire & Sons, covering a range of industries including shipping and marine services, property development, aviation, beverages and agri-business. The main focus of the role is to reduce the group’s overall environmental impact and drive energy efficiency, while coordinating industry leadership positions for group divisions on specific environmental issues. Immediately prior to this role, Philippe had been seconded to Cathay Pacific Airways and established and ran the aviation group’s Corporate Risk Management department. He has held a number of head office positions and overseas management positions with Cathay Pacific, including Germany, Sri Lanka, France and Canada.