Philip Smyth

After a spell in pharmaceuticals, Philip has worked in the personal care and food industries, initially as a market researcher and marketeer and later in a variety of general management roles. He joined PZ Cussons PLC in 1990, working as Managing Director in several units before joining the Main Board. As a Main Board Director, he ran the Group’s European businesses and then led Group-wide business change projects in the technical and supply chain areas working across Europe, Africa and Asia.  

Since retirement, Philip has held a variety of Non Executive Directorships including Deputy Chair at the University Hospital of South Manchester and Chairman of a VC backed manufacturing business. In addition, he is a trustee of and has a close involvement in an educational charity working in Sierra Leone and acts as a mentor through Business in the Arts.