Originally from Wales, Phil moved to Guernsey in 2013 to be with his now wife after they met a few years earlier whilst working a summer season in Herm Island.

After moving to Guernsey, Phil joined an international accountancy firm and undertook the ATT and CIOT UK tax exams. With a lot of support and encouragement from his wife, Phil qualified as a Chartered Tax Adviser in 2017 and was ecstatic to learn he had been awarded the Institute Medal for the best overall exam performance in the UK.

Phil took a brief break from the world of tax to attempt a lifelong political ambition and made a run for People’s Deputy in the Guernsey 2020 election. Following an eye opening but ultimately unsuccessful campaign, Phil decided to park his political ambition for the foreseeable future, although, he hasn’t ruled out another attempt in many years to come.

Having met Karen and Carol on the campaign trail and appreciated the work they do, Phil applied to join the GDA board as the charity seemed a natural fit for his early experience working with people with learning disabilities and Phil’s own personal experience having become partially deaf from a young age.

Phil hopes to support the running of the charity with his corporate and financial experience and ultimately to help Karen and Carol to achieve the charity’s very worthwhile aims.

Outside of work, Phil enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife, young son and their adorable Labrador.