Phil has been involved with the IMechE since 1981, becoming a Fellow in 2007.
His engineering journey started as an engineering trainee with the UK Ministry of Defence in 1981. Having graduated in engineering from University College, Durham in 1985 with a B.Sc. in Engineering Science, he continued his studies to obtain a Masters in Turbomachinery in 1986.
He has over 30 years of experience in the global power generation business. His career has focused on the development and design of large steam turbines, being based initially in Rugby, UK with GEC Turbine Generators and subsequently Alstom Power. Relocating to Switzerland in 2001, he led the development of new steam turbine technologies, advancing to the position of Chief Engineer in 2012, which he now holds with the current company owner, General Electric.
He was instrumental in launching the IMechE Switzerland Group in 2010, taking the position of country Chair from 2011 to 2016. In addition, he is a committee member of the VDMA (German Engineering Association) and has acted as presenter, panel speaker and session chair at a number of international power generation conferences.
He was previously a member of the International Strategy Board, a member of the Strategic Advisory Board, Co-Chair of the Qualifications and Membership Board, Co-Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee and Chair of the Technical Strategy Board. He is currently Chair of the newly-created Finance Board as well as the Institution’s Honorary Treasurer.
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