Phil joined the Prince’s Trust as Wales Country Director in May 2016. This is a key leadership role to help disadvantaged young people in Wales to change their lives and get into work, education or training. The Prince’s Trust has helped over 825,000 young people across the UK over 40 years and works with many partners and supporters across Government, business, the uniformed services, the arts, sports, and charity sectors to achieve its vision that every young person should have the chance to succeed.
Phil’s family hail from Lampeter and Llandullas, he was born in Bicester, Oxfordshire and attended Lord Williams’s School, Thame, before being commissioned into the Royal Welch Fusiliers in 1986. His military service included a wide range of command and staff roles on operations, training, intelligence and strategic communications. He has served in many parts of the world including: the UK, Central and North America, Western and Eastern Europe, the Balkans, Africa, the Middle and Far East. After leaving the Armed Forces, Phil led The Royal British Legion in Wales as their Wales Manager, delivering Welfare support, Remembrance, comradeship and campaigning work on behalf of up to 380,000 strong Armed Forces community in Wales.