Phil joined Coda from the Southbank Centre, Europe’s largest performing arts centre, where he worked as the music producer within its Learning and Participation Department.
He has almost 20 years experience in arts education and as well as the Southbank Centre has worked within the Baylis Programme at English National Opera, a pioneering centre for arts education projects and practice in the 1990s, and with Sonic Arts Network, where as Chief Executive he devised and instigated award-winning and internationally acclaimed projects and festivals, including the Sonic Postcards education project that has reached thousands of school children in the UK and across the world; and with BBC Radio 3, the Cut and Splice Festival which explored the links between sound and art in digitised culture.
Phil has a total commitment to participation in the arts and a passion for engagement. As an incompetent musician with a keen interest in music of all kinds he is continually inspired by the people with whom he works and the music that he hears.
In his spare time he is building an encyclopaedic knowledge of mushrooms and a practical understanding of beekeeping.