Phil has been the Society’s Chairman since the 2013 AGM.
He is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants. He is the Chair of Newcastle Strategic Solutions Limited. Phil also chairs the Society’s Nominations Committee.
Phil brings important skills to our board as a qualified and highly experienced accountant and business operator, providing a knowledgeable overview in balancing risk, capital, liquidity and profitability.
As Managing Director of a highly successful and fast growing plc he understands how to ensure an entity grows safely and sustainably. His NHS experience brings additional insight from a highly regulated, non financial services sector organisation.
He has held a number of senior Board positions, including that of Managing Director (UK) of Northgate PLC, which he held for more than seven years; this followed six years as Finance Director. In addition to being Vice Chairman of Cumbria Partnership NHS foundation trust for four years, Phil was a Non-Executive Director at MPAC plc for seven years, and a Non-Executive Director at North P&I Group. He brings many years of business experience to the Society’s Board. In recognition of his skills and expertise he was awarded ‘North East Non-Executive of the Year 2015’ at the North East Business Executive of the Year Awards.