Philip Armstrong

Phillip is currently Director of Governance at Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance which is based in Geneva, Switzerland. Previously to this he was Senior Advisor: Corporate Governance at the International Finance Corporation.

Philip is a widely acknowledged expert on corporate governance and was closely involved with the internationally-acclaimed 2002 King Report on Corporate Governance for South Africa. He was also instrumental in producing the Commonwealth Guidelines on corporate governance and served as an expert resource on corporate governance for the NEPAD initiative in Africa. He has been conferred with an honorary doctorate in business administration from the Oxford Brookes University in the UK in recognition of his contributions to corporate governance.

Philip Armstrong has had a distinguished and varied career in executive and senior management in a number of South Africa’s prominent listed companies and has served with distinction on a number of boards of companies, governing bodies of professional institutions, and policy initiatives in South Africa and internationally. He continues to serve on a number of advisory bodies of prominent institutions around the world and is regularly cited in leading journals and publications for his work on corporate governance around the world.