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Media Enquiries

I get quite a few inbound requests for information that can be published. Here you can find some material that might be useful and that you can freely use.

If your enquiry is specifically concerning one of the companies I am (or have been) associated with then please contact that company through their usual channels. Most have a media relations team, or a press contact.

For press, event or website content you can find a selection of materials here and you can also check my CV.

If you need more or want to talk to me about something in particular then the best way to get in touch is through one of the social media platforms.

Title and Introductions

I often get asked about how to describe what I do, I understand it's complicated!

In the context of one of the companies I am involved with then please use the job title and company name that is relevant. I prefer the title 'Chair' to 'Chairman'.

If the context is a portfolio one, then 'Independent Advisor' is an appropriate title.

In all other situations I generally describe myself as an 'Independent Director' with a 'portfolio of Non-Executive Directorships'.

More than 30 years' Board experience, as an Executive, Non-Executive and Chair in private, listed, charity and government organisations.
8 years' Executive experience in the Media sector, 14 in Telecoms and Internet - 11 in the FTSE100/250.
Two £multi-billion FTSE IPO's, 34 M&A transactions - 3 Class 1 and 26 with Private Equity.
UK, European and Global experience in companies from start-ups to FTSE100 with a strong-growth advanced-technology profile.

Short Biography

Phil has been instrumental in the development of technology, media and telecoms services in the UK for more than 30 years. He was CTO at Internet pioneer Demon Internet, in 1999 became one of the youngest FTSE Directors in history when he floated THUS, and now has a Non-Executive portfolio of technology businesses and serves on the boards of The DCC and Zen Internet as well as being Chair of JT Global. He has previously served on the board of Comic Relief Ltd and lectures regularly on technology topics.

Medium Biography

Phil has been instrumental in the development of technology, media and telecoms services in the UK for more than 30 years.

He founded an electronic media business after graduating from Imperial College, and eventually joined the UK's national news agency The Press Association. From there he became CTO at Internet pioneer Demon Internet and floated that business as THUS in 1999 when he became one of the youngest FTSE directors in history. In 2008 he joined Cable&Wireless Worldwide and managed their subsequent IPO process.

Phil now works with private equity as an advisor, Chair and as a Non-Executive Director with a portfolio of companies as well as serving on the boards of The DCC, Zen Internet, and JT Global. He has previously served on the board of Comic Relief Ltd and lectures regularly on technology topics.

Long Biography

Phil has been instrumental in the development of technology, media and telecoms services in the UK for more than 30 years.

He founded an electronic media business after graduating with a degree in Computing Science from Imperial College, and worked for the UK's national news agency The Press Association a few years later where he helped build their New Media division and digital strategy.

From there he joined Internet pioneer Demon Internet as CTO, floating that business as telecommunications operator THUS in 1999 where as COO and one of the youngest FTSE executives in history he saw it grow into a FTSE 100 company.

In 2008 he joined the executive at Cable&Wireless Worldwide and managed their subsequent IPO process.

Since 2010 Phil has been working with private equity companies as an advisor, a CEO, Non-Executive Director and Chair across a broad portfolio of technology-enabled companies, and has completed numerous private equity transactions.

He currently serves on the boards of The Data Communications Company, Zen Internet, Virtual1, Ascent, and Sliide as a Non-Executive Director. He is also Chair of JT Global, ROI Media, and Miss Group.

He has previously served on the boards of JANET Commercial and Comic Relief Ltd and regularly lectured at Cambridge University on technology topics and speaks at numerous other private and public events every year.

Images

If you are looking for images for publication then you can download this image archive.

The file is 41MB in size and has an MD5 checksum of 4c65229e0f5e1746f48e296a12974a5e.

Thanks For Stopping By...

I hope you found something of interest, if not then at least you know what is here.

If you do want to reach out and get in contact, the best way is through one of the social media platforms - take your pick, I check them all occasionally.

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