He was born in 1951, holds a UK passport. Philip Dayer LLB FCA qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG and then pursued a career for 25 years in investment banking, specialising in advising UK listed companies. He gained extensive experience working for companies such as Barclays de Zoete Wedd and Citicorp. He retired from ABN AMRO Hoare Govett in 2005. Since then he has acted as an adviser to Rosneft on their successful flotation in 2006 and was a chairman of the audit committee of Dana Petroleum before it was acquired by KNOC. He currently sits on a number of boards, and is the senior independent director of AVEVA Group. He is also a non-executive director of CJSC VTB Capital and PAO Severstal. Philip joined KMG EP Board of Directors in May, 2010.