Philip joined Capital Cranfield in 2010 after a long career in finance, initially in investment banking for 10 years followed by 14 years as a fund manager.

In addition to his profound understanding of investment markets and pension scheme investment in particular, Philip’s experience includes funding negotiations with scheme sponsors, scheme mergers, risk transfer exercises including both buy-ins and buy-outs, dealing with the Pensions Regulator and corporate governance. He has long experience of many pension schemes from a variety of industries, including financial services, manufacturing, materials, support services and charities. He is involved with schemes ranging in size from £50 million to £2.9 billion, and with companies ranging from small, unlisted firms and charities to FTSE100 companies.

Philip’s philosophy is that an independent trustee should not see himself as another arm’s-length paid adviser to the trustees, but as an equal member of the trustee board working together as colleagues.

Outside of pensions, Philip is a black belt in Wado-style karate, and he has been an Assistant Instructor at his local karate club for some years. He also speaks fluent Japanese. His family is proudly carbon negative, having planted a 1,300 native tree forest on a field attached to his house a quarter of a century ago!