Philip English

Philip English

Philip English is the Chairman and founder of Philip T English International Financial Services Limited, one of the longest established independent companies in the financial services sector, which specialises in providing its clients with a bespoke service across the entire cross-section of their financial needs.

Although Philip has worked in the financial sector for over 35 years, it is his rather unexpected background in science and theology which has shaped much of the work he undertakes today. His first degree from Durham University is in anthropology and psychology, and he later studied theology, also at Durham. He was ordained and spent 10 years working as a priest with the Church of England, in Dioceses in Birmingham and Hong Kong, where he was Senior Chaplain in Hong Kong Cathedral and Chaplain to the Hong Kong Police and Drugs Squad.

It was when Philip left the full-time employment of the church that he launched his financial services career, first joining Sun Life of Canada, and later concentrating on the development of his business. For many years he has been a member of the International Tax Planning Association and an Honorary Fellow of the Life Insurance Association.

Through the success of his company, Philip has also been able to devote his energies to charitable fundraising, and notable past involvement has been with the Great Ormond Street Hospital appeal, for which he assembled an international rugby team comprising some ‘greats’ of the sport for a fundraising match in which he personally participated.

Philip English

More recently he has taken on the Chairmanship of the Clarence House Restoration Trust, with the aim of restoring Clarence House – a Georgian villa overlooking English Harbour in Antigua and a long term governors’ residence - to its former glory. It came as a great shock and wonderful honour when the Governor of Antigua, Sir James Carlisle, nominated Philip to be granted a Coat of Arms in 2009.

For many years Philip has also been closely involved with Oxford University, including raising funds for the establishment of the newly created China Centre at Oxford.

In his spare time, he enjoys his family, rugby, cricket, music and his Hereford cattle. He is actively involved in the development of a rugby academy in the north east of England and remains involved with Warwickshire County cricket team, for whom he formerly played.

For more information about Philip, please visit his personal website at


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