Sir Philip Nigel Ross Green

Since things have been quiet on the business front lately, I’ve taken to looking around at people and businesses that are tangentially attached to 1D to see if I can find connections or hints as to what is going on. For the most part, I’m not finding much, and the few threads I do pull either lead to nothing or are so tenuous that I’m not comfortable talking about them publicly.

But today I found something I felt was worth posting about.  Sir Philip Nigel Ross Green, close friend and associate of Simon Cowell).  Sir Philip is 20% owner of Millforth Limited (Simon Cowell owns 80%), and Millforth owns 50% of Syco (Sony owns the other 50%).

Millforth was formed in 2013 and in March 2014 Simon Cowell transferred all of his shares in Syco to Millforth so that Sir Philip now owns 20% of the company that he helped create with Simon. The Financial Times article I just posted excerpts from goes into more detail about that. It’s a good read.

Until today I’ve not given Sir Philip much thought. But he has clearly pulled some strings regarding One Direction.

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Sir Philip Green, Anna Wintour, Suki Waterhouse, Cressida Bonas, Alexa Chung, Bella Thorne, Brandon Green, Natalie Massenet and Poppy Delevingne attend the Topshop Unique show during London Fashion Week SS16 at The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre on September 20, 2015 in London, England.Share & Embe