Philip has worked in secondary education for over 36 years, including over 20 years in senior leadership posts. He retired in 2017 from his post as Deputy Head at Sackville School in Hildenborough where he had responsibility for the quality of teaching and learning and standards of education. He had previously been a Headteacher in Kent and also led A Level provision at Croydon College. He served as a governor at Hadlow College for 10 years and joined the WKAC board in March 2019. Philip was involved in the setting up of Hadlow Rural Community School which opened in 2013 and has been Chair of Governors since 2016.