Philip has worked in the public sector for 35 years, the last 19 of which have been in the Thames Valley. Much of that time has been spent leading statutory services that protect and safeguard the public. He was Chief Trading Standards Officer for Buckinghamshire for 16 years, where he also held responsibility for a wide range of community services, including the Coroner, Emergency Planning, Community Safety, the Drug and Alcohol Action Team and the Youth Offending Service.
It was in his role as a director of Buckinghamshire County Council that Philip first became a trustee of the charity, representing local authorities across the Thames Valley. After leaving the council in 2018, he remained a trustee and in 2022 became chair of the board of trustees.
In recent years, he has helped public sector services improve and transform a wide range of services, in particular the way statutory services work together. In 2021 on behalf of the Police and Crime Commissioner, Philip led the system-wide review of the ways in which prison leavers in Thames Valley are supported to reduce their reoffending.
Philip was also a founding trustee of the National Paralympic Heritage Trust, and is currently Chair of Governors at the Royal Latin School in Buckingham.