Philips Lighting appoints David Nicholl as CEO for the United Kingdom & Ireland 

6th October, 2016

London, UK - Philips Lighting (Euronext Amsterdam ticker: LIGHT), the global leader in lighting, today announced the appointment of David Nicholl as its CEO for the United Kingdom & Ireland. David succeeds Peter Maskell, who will be retiring at of the end of this year.


David joins Philips Lighting this month from Rockwell Automation where he was Country Director for the United Kingdom & Ireland. David was instrumental in accelerating the adoption of the connected enterprise approach; harnessing the Internet of Things in the industrial and manufacturing space to enable customers to benefit from greater connectivity and information sharing. Prior to Rockwell Automation, David spent 13 years with Schneider Electric where he held senior leadership roles in the UK, Romania and Sweden, driving energy management and the transformation to systems and services.


Commenting on his appointment Maria Letizia Mariani, Market Group Leader Europe for Philips Lighting said; “David joins us with a strong track record for delivering results. His experience and customer centric approach will drive new areas of opportunity and growth within the UK and Ireland, accelerating our connected lighting journey and our leadership in lighting for the Internet of Things.”   


David Nicholl says; ”I am truly excited to be joining Philips Lighting and look forward to delivering real value for our customers by unlocking the potential of greater connectivity and light beyond illumination.”

For further information, please contact:

Jo Picardo

Philips Lighting UK&I

Tel: 07584508642

About Philips Lighting

Philips Lighting (Euronext Amsterdam ticker: LIGHT), a global leader in lighting products, systems and services, delivers innovations that unlock business value, providing rich user experiences that help improve lives. Serving professional and consumer markets, we lead the industry in leveraging the Internet of Things to transform homes, buildings and urban spaces. With 2015 sales of EUR 7.5 billion, we have approximately 36,000 employees in over 70 countries. News from Philips Lighting is located at