Phil is Managing Director of Brighton-based, independent membership organisation Wired Sussex and is founder of the FuseBox innovation hub. He also serves on the boards of Coast to Capital LEP, Brighton Digital Exchange and Brighton Digital Festival.
Phil has extensive experience of supporting research-driven innovation and strategy agendas. He was the industry lead on the original Brighton Fuse research and advised on the aligned Fuse projects in the South West and North East.
Prior to Wired Sussex, Phil was worldwide managing director of the Extreme portfolio of media businesses. Phil has also served on the board of MTV, started Atomic Media in partnership with Bob Geldof and worked in a strategy position for News Corporation. He is an alumnus of the University of Sussex and, in 2015, was awarded an honorary Master of Letters from the University of Brighton for his contribution to the technology sector.