With a background in Computer Systems Engineering, since starting his career working in software R&D for a Japanese tech giant, Phil has held a number of management roles, including Director of Technology for a systematic hedge fund.
Phil has a track-record of successfully delivering technology solutions that provide significant business benefit. He has repeatedly shown the ability to exploit technology to drive change and to manage that change through engagement and communication not just with stakeholders but the wider business as well.
In his role as Chief Digital Officer (CDO) for the BDO Group, Phil is responsible for integrating technology into all aspects of the BDO Group, as well as working with clients to provide a range of IT consultancy including technical due diligence, audit and strategic IT planning.
Phil was previously Chief Operating Officer for Greenlight, managing the day-today processes and running of the company, and remains an integral part of the BDO Greenlight board.
B.Eng (Hons) Computer Systems Engineering
PRINCE2 Agile® Practitioner
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And where else would you learn inspiring words like “Woohitike” which originates from the Lakota people of Dakota, USA and means ‘the brave and courageous spirit that lies in every person’?
If you could invite any three people to dinner, past or present, who would they be and why?
Professor Jim Al-Khalili, Mickey Flanagan & Freddie Mercury.
Professor Jim to be thought-provoking & fascinating, Mickey to put his hilarious "everyman" spin on things and Freddie to be simply amazing. And to provide musical interludes of course - a must for all dinner parties!
“I never drive faster than I can see.”
Jack Burton as played by Kurt Russell, Big Trouble in Little China
Who is your favourite actor or actress?
Right now it has to be Tom Hardy. He lives the characters. Even when he's playing a minor role or a stereotyped character his performance is never less than enthralling.
Favourite restaurant in the Channel Islands
Crab Shack at St Brelade’s for the location, Mark Jordan at The Beach for the service and Ormer for the food.
Where in the world would you most like to visit that you haven’t already?
Cape Town. I’ve been to South Africa twice and loved it but never to Cape Town. Places that meld cultures interest me so the idea of Western Europe relocated to the majestic landscape of the Cape of Good Hope and shaped by over 300 years of African influence really appeals.
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