Philip joined Accor in September 2017 to lead the Development Team in the UK & Ireland. After a successful first year, his remit was increased to Northern Europe from September 2018 and now Philip looks after the growth of the brands in The Nordics and BeNeLux markets in addition to the UK & Ireland. One of the key successes in 2018 was the signing to rebrand a portfolio of 6 park Inn branded hotels to Mercure and the signing of the first Tribe hotel (one of Accir's new brands) outside of Australia where the brand was founded.
Prior to joining Accor, Philip was responsible for signing nearly 7,000 rooms throughout the UK & Ireland, and most notably for rebranding the 708 bedroom Kensington Close hotel in London to Holiday Inn as well as reflagging the Four Seasons in Dublin to InterContinental. Overall, Philip added nearly 2,500 rooms to IHG's portfolio in London, and nearly 1,500 in Manchester.
In his early career, Philip worked in the following disciplines for other major international hotel brands; Sales & Marketing, Revenue Management, Distribution and E-commerce.
Philip holds a BA (HONS) degree in Economics and Public Policy from Leeds Metropolitan University where he was also active in student politics. HE is married and lives in Hertfordshire with his wife and 2 young children. In his spare time, he enjoys watching football, cricket and Formula 1. He also supports his wife's charity work.