Chair of the ESU Devon & Exeter branch, Philip is a great believer in the importance of communication – an interest that stems from his school days and his time in a local youth drama group. Here, he tells us a little about himself:
When did you first hear about the ESU?
About 20 years ago – my late mother-in-law was an enthusiastic member.
Why did you want to become a trustee?
I always like to be fully involved in everything I do.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Starting my insurance broking business with my wife 42 years ago. It’s still going strong!
What do you regret most in your life?
Very little, but I should like to have been at the Pink Floyd ‘Pulse’ concert.
Whom do you most admire?
My two granddaughters, each of whom has an academic degree and good full-time jobs. One is also a six-handicap golfer and the other, an international racing sailor.
Tell us something surprising about you.
I have been the Masonic Provincial Grand Organist.
What’s your guiltiest pleasure?
Spending an afternoon on the golf course.
What’s the most important lesson life has taught you?
Know and be known for who you are.