Philip was first elected as the Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner in 2016 and re-elected for a second term in May 2021.
He was born in Birmingham and educated at Rugby School before going onto study Estate Management at The Royal Agricultural College. A chartered surveyor by trade, Philip has a strong grounding in public life, having been a Conservative councillor on Stratford-on-Avon District Council between 2002 and 2017. He served as a District Councillor for 14 years and also served in the Territorial Army for 25 years, where he reached the rank of Colonel.
As PCC for Warwickshire his key priorities are:
- Maximise the numbers of police officers serving the county.
- Ensure victims and witnesses are at the heart of the criminal justice system.
- Deliver a balanced budget, ensuring policing is well-funded but also deliver value for taxpayers.
Nationally, Philip has previously served as the chair of the Emergency Services Collaboration Working Group and the lead of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners’ portfolio group on emergency services collaboration.