1. Phil was born near Southend in Essex and moved to Kent when he was seven, living in Petts Wood and then Sidcup. He went to St Olaves’ Grammar School and is a PM of the Old Olavians’ Lodge No 5758.
  2. He served for 30 years in the Metropolitan Police, retiring in 2018 as an Inspector. He went back to being a Special Inspector in 2019 and is currently based at Bexleyheath, assisting and training the new officers. Phil was given a Mayoral Commendation in 2021 for his volunteering role during covid, delivering food and medicine to the needy.
  3. Phil is a very keen cyclist and has completed Lands End to John O’Groats three times. At the start of the Covid pandemic he did a twelve hour indoors cycle ride and covered 162 miles and raised just over £4000 for the MCF Covid appeal. He was one of the founders of the UK Police Unity Tour, which is a cycle ride over three days to raise money for Police Widows and Orphans. The tour went from 23 to 400 cyclists in nine years and has raised over £1m to date.
  4. A recent hobby is home brewing beer, which according to his friends has been a success and no one has gone blind.
  5. As a result of numerous injuries in his police career, Phil had to have six operations on his knee, resulting in 2016 with a total knee replacement. This doesn’t stop him and in both 2020 and 2021 he completed the London Marathon!