Throughout my interactions with him, I remember thinking “what a wise and kind individual Philip is”. He had so many good words to say about all of his colleagues. He was organised in his thinking and his approach. He exuded a mixture of bonhomie and professionalism that was just perfect for the role. He hadn’t an insincere bone in his body. His style was collaborative and enabling.
He spoke so fondly of his life outside of work – his adored family – and how he wanted to maintain balance and ensure he was focused on what mattered most in life.
There are some rare people in life who make a genuinely lasting positive impression, who are a role model in how to be. Philip was one of those.