Philip’s professional life until 1989 was as an NHS GP in the West Country. After that he worked in the senior civil service at the Department of Health on primary care policy, contract negotiations, research commissioning, IT development, quality management and a wide range of cross government issues.  He subsequently ran his own health management consultancy before becoming a trustee and very active members of the Ships Company Team.

Philip has lived in Woodbridge for the last twenty years and has sailed since he was a teenager moving from dinghies onto cruising boats as well as having been an RNLI ILB Helmsman for many years in the Bristol Channel.  He retains a keen interest in all things nautical and really wants to help bring this huge replica Anglo Saxon ship into reality.