During his time at CRC Philip was first responsible for Legacy Fundraising, conceiving and implementing their FreeWill Service, the world’s first charitably paid for Will-writing service which has to date raised almost £500 million in legacy pledges for the two charities with which he has been most involved. In 1994 Philip became CRC’s Director of Legacies, responsible for their Probate Office, handling circa £50 million of annual legacy income, and for their Legacy Fundraising (as well as Trust Fundraising and Major Gifts). Philip’s particular focus as Director of Legacies was on contentious probate.
Philip joined The Institute of Cancer Research in 2001 as Director of Fundraising where, naturally, he maintained his interest and involvement in the more complex estates. Having decided to concentrate once more entirely on charitable probate, he joined Legacy Link in November 2010 and also works as Legacy Consultant to The National Deaf Children’s Society. Philip and his family live in the Cotswolds.