Phil is a retired Royal Air Force Engineering Officer, Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute. Following a brief placement with the Welsh Water Authority (predecessor of Welsh Water) after leaving school, Phil joined the RAF as an apprentice technician in 1982. Having retired as a Wing Commander in 2015, he is now a Senior Operations Manager with Amazon in Swansea. Phil has broad leadership and management experience having, for example, delivered global operational capabilities, led technical and change programmes, and consulted on the development of through-life management strategies for complex systems. He is currently completing his dissertation for an MSc in Energy and Sustainable Development.