Most of Phil’s career has been connected to education and training in the upstream oil and gas business. Having graduated from Nottingham University with a degree in Politics he was made an Honorary Life Member of the University Union.
In 2003, after some travel and a short period working in conferences and publishing, Phil became half of the partnership that founded Getenergy in Aberdeen.
Under Phil’s leadership, Getenergy’s brand has achieved widespread recognition and respect in the oil, gas and education sectors and more than 40 countries are regularly involved in its meetings, networks and publications.
Phil is asked to speak at international events and is an influential and well-respected figure in the oil and gas industry who has visited more than 70 countries in support of Getenergy’s activities including Iraq, Libya and Equatorial Guinea. His opinion is increasingly sought by governments in matters connected to developing sustainable economic value through training and education funded by oil and gas activities.
Phil was, in 2009, awarded a prestigious scholarship to Warwick University Business School and completed a ‘Global Energy MBA'. He is the co-author of four volumes published by Elsevier on the relationship between education, training and energy. He lives in Oxfordshire with his wife and young family.