Philip advises clients on UK political and regulatory issues, particularly concerning Brexit and the future governance of the UK.
Philip worked in the Department for Exiting the European Union in the UK Government until March 2019 as Permanent Secretary. He was responsible for leading the department in all its work on the Government’s preparations for Brexit. He was also head of the UK Governance Group in the Cabinet Office, with responsibility for advising ministers on all aspects of the UK constitution and devolution. Before that he was the Director General in the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg.
Through his career, Philip worked in a variety roles, in the Civil Service in Scotland and London, in the European Commission and in business.
He is an Honorary Professor at Edinburgh University and a Senior Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Cambridge University.