Phil Watkins- FD, Thames Valley
Phil is a strategically and commercially minded finance professional having held both MD and FD positions.
Phil qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young and then joined their Corporate Finance team in London for 3 years. Following his time in practice, he has over 20 years’ experience working in a wide range of businesses from Start-ups to Multinational organisations.
Phil’s specific sector experience includes Infrastructure Services, Environmental and Waste, Security, Facilities Management, Property and Construction and Engineering.
He is a skilled ‘hands on’ executive adept in building organisational and business development strategies producing significant and consistent results. Phil is particularly skilled in structuring deals, business integrations, organisational transformations, acquisitions and disposals.
As a trusted business partner Phil is comfortable managing multiple demands, balancing corporate governance requirements with a service-driven mentality. He enjoys challenges and building organisational growth as well as growing profits.
Phil is married with two teenage children. He shares his daughter’s passion for horses and is an avid London Irish Rugby Club supporter.