After a long career at The Oxford Brookes Business School, Phil now teaches on the MBA Programme as a part-time Senior Lecturer. He is responsible as Module Leader for the Project & Contract Management, Planning for New Business Ventures and Business Start-Up Capstone Modules, and also teaches on Market & Supply Analysis.
Phil studied French and German at Leeds University, and on graduating, spent fifteen years in procurement, supply chain and commercial management in industries such as automotive, hydraulics engineering, undersea cable manufacturing and textiles. He obtained his professional qualification with the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply, and for many years has acted as a Qualifications Verifier and Moderator within the Institute’s examination and corporate awards qualifications scheme. For a number of years, Phil also worked part-time as an adviser for Business Link Gloucestershire and Business Link Coventry & Warwickshire, advising on business start-ups and on how to apply ISO 9000.
Phil's MBA courses on business planning are taken by students who are involved with setting up their own small businesses. Some students use the opportunity to commercialise an existing business idea and develop a robust business plan; many others are inspired to do so by taking the course. Popular with international as well as UK-based students, Phil has seen successful business propositions developed in countries as diverse as China, Ghana, Norway, Canada, Australia, Singapore and Colombia, as well as in the UK. He has also been a visiting lecturer on the entrepreneurship specialism at the Ecole de Management, Grenoble Business School.
Outside the University, Phil fishes and plays golf, has a house in Brittany, is very fond of Breton music, and volunteers on the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway in Wales.
Teaching and supervision
- Project & Contract Management
- Planning for New Business Ventures
- Business Start-UP Capstone
- Marker & Supply Analysis
- Business Start-Up Capstone
- Individual Consultancy Project
Memberships of professional bodies
- Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply
- Chartered institute of Logistics