Phil joined as a Non-Executive Director in February 2022 following a 40-year career in accountancy and financial services, mainly with Deloitte.
After graduating from the University of Newcastle, Phil became an audit trainee at Touche Ross & Co. Newcastle (now Deloitte LLP) before gaining Qualified Chartered Accountant status.
Following a five-year spell as a lecturer and director at Financial Training Ltd (now Kaplan), he returned to Deloitte, initially in the Newcastle audit practice and was admitted to partnership in 1992.
Prior to retirement in 2020, his focus was on healthcare, having set up the the Deloitte Health Transactions and Restructuring team in 2011, before being appointed Head of Deloitte UK Health Practice in 2016. Post-retirement, he has also worked as an independent consultant for Northumbria Healthcare.