Phillip spent thirty-three years with the Metropolitan Police, holding a huge number of different posts in that time. These included running the Territorial Support Group, which is London’s Riot Squad, Operations Manager of several busy police boroughs, Chief Superintendent of two more boroughs, Chief of Staff for the then Commissioner, Sir Paul Condon, Commander of all Boroughs North of the Thames and Heathrow Airport, and Acting Deputy Assistant Commissioner for the Directorate of Professional Standards.
For nearly ten years he was responsible for creating and implementing the Sainsbury’s Security Strategy aimed to protect people, reputation and profits. In March 2015 he launched a third career and now has his own security consultancy company with Sainsbury’s and others as clients. He retains close links with the police and law enforcement and sits on the MPS Business Crime Change Board and a number of National Crime Agency boards.
He has a first degree in Psychology and a Masters Degree in Criminology from Cambridge University where he was awarded the Victor Lissack prize.
He was made a Freeman of the City of London in 2007. As a Liveryman, he is currently the Junior Warden of the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals and will be Master of the Livery Company in 2018. He is a trustee director of the Fraud Advisory Panel charity.
He was awarded the Queens Police Medal for Distinguished Service in the 2005 New Years Honours.