As NED, Philip’s role is to support the Board and management team to deliver a successful solution that effectively supports small businesses.
Philip has over 40 year’s experience of working in credit management, and a spell as Small Business Commissioner, which has helped him understand the importance of cashflow management, and the need for small businesses to be adequately supported with positive, practical solutions. He has held senior credit management roles in the high-tech and communication sectors, in distribution and retail. Most recently, he held the role of interim Small Business Commissioner through most of the Covid crisis, working with large and small businesses to achieve positive outcomes. Prior to that, he was Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Credit Management (CICM).
Philip authored the Managing Cashflow Guides for government, and was the architect of the Prompt Payment Code which the CICM administered on behalf of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
Philip loves spending time with his family, particularly his six grandsons, watching football as a Spurs season ticket holder, watching cricket, and enjoying his slightly niche interest in brass band music and contesting.
He knows only too well how crucial cash is to the survival of small businesses, and how crucial small businesses are to the economy. Having spent much of the last 15 years working with successive governments on the late payment agenda, he believes we now need to shift the conversation to the benefits of early payment. That’s why he’s so excited to be involved in the work of Saltare in delivering a simple, quick and flexible solution.