Phil joined the MHRA in the Pharmacovigilance Inspectorate in July 2009. In 2010 he moved to the GDP Inspectorate, where he became a GDP Operations Manager in 2013. He is a pharmacist by profession, who initially worked in the pharmaceutical industry for over 30 years, for 4 different global pharmaceutical companies. His positions included different managerial and project leader roles at all stages of pharmaceutical development. Phil currently manages one of the GDP Inspectorates two operational teams.