A graduate of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Philip came to Australia after serving eight years as an officer in the British Army, where he served in Northern Ireland, Bosnia and Central America. Married with two teenage children and presiding across family-owned beef and sheep-grazing properties in New England, Philip is also the Managing Director of Direct Agriculture, a specialist agricultural investment advisor, facilitating investments in farmland and agribusiness for financial institutions and family offices. He cites part of the motivation for his passionate support for BackTrack as being driven by a desire to give back to regional Australia.