After graduation from Edinburgh University, Phil served in the Armed Forces as an Officer in the Royal Green Jackets. He joined UBS in 1995 where he worked in Corporate Broking and Equity Capital markets for 15 years, culminating as Head of Corporate Broking. He joined Goldman Sachs in 2010 where he ran the Corporate Broking and Equity Capital Markets team before joining Barclays as Vice Chairman of the Investment Bank.
During his career of nearly 25 years Phil has advised on IPOs for many UK and European companies, including most recently Alfa Financial Software, Virgin Money, Direct Line Insurance Group and Saga. He has advised many companies including Rolls Royce, Prudential, Imperial Brands, ARM, BP, Vodafone, Legal and General, Anglo American, Rio Tinto, Zurich Insurance and British Land amongst others.