Phil is Director of Creative Learning and Engagement at Bristol Music Trust. He is a trained sound engineer and music teacher, spending 7 years as at Berkshire Young Musicians Trust and Highgate School. Phil co-founded the International Guitar Foundation in 1994. After his MSc in Cultural Management in 2012, Phil became CEO of Newham Music Trust. Phil chaired the Bath Cultural Forum and spent 6 years as trustee at Bath Festivals.