CFO & Managing Director Risk and Operations
Phil’s broad-based experience in financial markets and scientific training drew him to the carbon market where finance, technology and social development intersected. Prior to Offsetters, Phil spent seven years in London working with American Express Bank, HSBC, Société Générale and Goldman Sachs. Phil was an Executive Director at Goldman Sachs in their Agency Equity Lending business, heading up the trading desk in London. Phil was also involved in the broader equity finance market and sat on the Corporate Governance committee for the global industry association ISLA.
Phil has a BSc in Applied Geology from the University of Hertfordshire. He then spent a year working as a research student at St. Andrews investigating high temperature ceramics for fuel cell applications. Influenced by his academic expertise, Phil was drawn to a career in climate change, in particular, the interaction between science and finance. Phil later earned his MSc in Climate Change and Risk Management from the University of Exeter in the UK. His postgraduate research focused on the European emissions trading scheme and its relationship to European power and energy prices.