Philip was appointed to the Board on 15 February 2021 and became Chairman on June 10 2021. Philip has had a long and successful career in banking and is the Chairman of the City of London Group subsidiary Recognise Bank. Before joining Recognise in 2019 he was first an independent Non-Executive Director and then Chairman at Chartercourt FS Group and was closely involved in a successful banking licence application. After obtaining banking permissions in 2015 Philip was involved in the launch of Charter Savings followed by a successful IPO in October 2017. Philip’s experience also includes being a NED of Leeds Building Society between 2011 and 2020 and in 2020 he became Chair of Auden Group Ltd, a ‘for profit’ Social Enterprise intent on changing the face of UK consumer finance.