Philip moved to the area in 1996 after a career in engineering construction and building management.
He joined the Iceni Partnership in 2002 and was asked to become a director in 2004. He was very involved in the planning of the new Community Centre, the restoration of the Assembly Rooms and the improvements to the Town Centre.
Philip's other main interests are sailing on the Norfolk Broads and the local history of the Broads. He is also a trustee of the Norfolk Heritage Fleet Trust which runs the Hunter Fleet of traditional 1930s Norfolk Broads cabin yachts.