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Chair of the Search and Governance Committee and Member of the Audit Committee

With 30 years’ executive career experience across the IT, software, manufacturing and electronics organisations, Phil brings a wealth of board-level commercial, strategic and operational expertise. 

Having retired from his executive career in 2012, he joined the family consultancy business and embarked on a non-executive portfolio career. This has included working with Kettering General Hospital Trust as NED, Deputy Chair and Senior Independent Director, chairing the PF&R committee and Workforce Development Committee;  a board member of two multi academy trusts, the Brooke Weston Trust for seven years up to 2019 and a short spell as Chair of the Finance Committee at Collaborative Academies Trust. He is also a Non Executive Trustee of a pensions trust with £450m of assets under management and leads a lot of school/academy improvement initiatives mainly focused on governance, performance and leadership. He is chair of the governing boards of 2 academy schools and is governor-chair of the Pay Committee at a LA maintained secondary school in South Hampshire.