Phil graduated as a mechanical engineer in 1979 before moving from his native New Zealand to the UK in the early 1980s and joined DSSR in 1989, progressing to a London office partner in 1996 and Equity Partner in 2006.

He has been responsible for the management and delivery of many complex and large projects in a wide variety of market sectors including Commercial, Transport, Industrial and Healthcare, both in the UK and overseas. His specific responsibility within the firm is Operations & Delivery Partner for the London office and he continues to be actively involved in the technical and financial delivery of many of DSSR's largest projects.