Phil is a qualified accountant with over 40 years experience. He has worked mostly in housing but also on commercial developments and property management.
Phil initially worked directly on Coin Street in 1985 as the housing development worker for the Society of Co-operative Dwellings, partner on Coin Street and other Waterloo housing co-op developments. He joined Coin Street Community Builders as the first commercial development worker in 1986 and left in 1988.
He then had a short break before returning as a co-opted board member of Coin Street Community Builders and board member, later treasurer, of Coin Street Secondary Housing Co-operative, and in 2016 retired as treasurer of the Thames Festival Trust, after 18 years.
Phil now lives in Hastings but works part time with tenant management organisations in Lambeth.