Phil is Head of Farming, Training and Partnerships at the GWCT Allerton Project. The farm based in Leicestershire has, until recently, been in an 800 hectare, arable and livestock joint venture.
The demonstration farm has been extremely influential in feeding into UK landscape policy and is involved in many National and European collaborations. Carbon and biodiversity form the cornerstones of a climate friendly approach to land management. Phil has an interest in streamlining policy and research into practical effective applications for farmers and land managers.
Phil is the current Chair of the Voluntary Initiative, an industry led organization promoting the responsible use of plant protection products through the adoption of an IPM-based approach to deliver responsible protection of environmental resources and sustainable food production.
Phil is a member of the National Farmers Union, Environmental Forum and a former Chair.
Phil completed an MSc in Sustainable Agricultural Management.