Philip has a BA in English from the University of Oxford, from where he joined 3i as a graduate trainee. After 8 years he moved to JP Morgan Partners, where he was appointed partner in 2001. Philip joined August Equity in 2004 and in 2007/8 led a restructuring of the firm with Ian Grant and Tim Clarke. He was appointed Managing Partner in 2011.
Philip is responsible for the strategic development of August Equity. He led the successful fundraising for August Equity Partners III with Tim Clarke. He is responsible for the investment strategy of the funds under management at August Equity and chairs the investment committee.
He is currently on the board of Berkeley, SecureData, Funeral Partners and Westpoint.