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Philip Wilson

Philip is currently Trustee Treasurer for WWT, the wetland and wildlife charity. He worked for the last fifteen years as the Director of Finance & Operations at ISEAL Alliance, an international NGO which defines, promotes and facilitates good practice for organisations delivering social justice and environmental sustainability, through market driven voluntary sustainability systems and their impact on global supply chains. His responsibilities included the finance team, HR, IT and systems, legal and contractual matters, risk management, strategic and business planning and oversight of grant making administration. Prior to joining ISEAL, Philip ran his own business in the construction sector.

Philip graduated in engineering at Cambridge University, before pursuing an accountancy qualification and a career in finance in the professional, commercial and voluntary sectors, including working for KPMG and international consulting engineers, Mott MacDonald. A former school governor, he has latterly also studied plant science and attained an advanced diploma in environmental conservation at Oxford University.

Philip is married with four children and seven grandchildren and lives in an old farmhouse in Buckinghamshire, where he has amassed and enjoys a considerable plant collection. He is a woodland owner, a keen environmentalist, has worked as a volunteer in botanical gardens and has been actively involved in wetland environmental research and monitoring. He is a fellow of the Linnean Society. He plays saxophone and has helped run a local wind band for many years.