Philip is Head of Food and Farming for the National Farmers Union, based in Stoneleigh. He heads up the team of Chief Advisers responsible for supporting the work of each of the National Sector Boards, Animal Health and Welfare and the NFU Food Chain Unit. Philip joined the NFU in April 2017 from Sainsbury’s Supermarkets, where he was Own Brand Agriculture Manager. Previous roles include head of procurement and account management for a leading UK meat processor, after technical and agriculture manager for the British Meat Processors Association. Philip also undertook a number of policy lead roles at Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs including market support measures, animal disease control and an regional operational role in the Government response to foot and mouth in 2001. Philip studied Zoology at Newcastle University, graduating in 1998. Philip is a keen scratch cook and amateur butcher, occasionally guilty of enjoying food a little too much.