Peter Phillips

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    Peter Phillips

    Chief Executive

    Cambridge University Pres

Peter Phillips is Chief Executive of Cambridge University Press.

After graduating from Oxford in Mathematics, Peter joined the strategy consulting firm Bain & Company, where he spent seven years before moving on to the leading investment bank SG Warburg, where he was a Senior Manager in Corporate Finance.

In 1993, Peter joined the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) as Head of Corporate Planning. He became Finance Director of BBC News in 1997, before being appointed Chief Operating Officer of that division in 2001. In 2005, he became the BBC’s Director of Business Development, and was responsible for the sale of BBC Broadcast which became Red Bee Media.

In 2006, Peter moved to Ofcom, the UK's media and communications regulator, where he was a member of the Board. He was responsible for reshaping regulation in the light of digital developments, and led Ofcom's work on the future of public service broadcasting, high-speed broadband, and illegal internet file sharing.

In 2010, Peter moved to Cambridge University Press, the world's oldest publisher and a global leader in its academic and educational fields, as Chief Operating Officer. In 2012 he was appointed as the Press's Chief Executive.

He has also been a trustee of the Crafts Council, Article 19 and the John Schofield Trust, an adviser to the Royal College of Physicians, Chairman of the Sabre Trust and a director of Parliamentary Broadcasting Limited.

Company directorships:

  • Ivyarch Limited
  • Cambridge University Press (Holdings) Limited