Treasurer for FSCANZ – Now retired Phil spent his working life as a Royal Navy Nuclear Submarine Engineer and in NZ as a Marine Electrician.
He settled in New Zealand in 1994 after sailing his own home built yacht here from England. From an early age he has had an interest in firearms and shooting.
He has served as Secretary of Northland Branch of the Sporting Shooters Association of New Zealand since 2000 and was elected SSANZ National Secretary in 2014. He has previously served two years as National Secretary/Treasurer of the New Zealand Antique & Historical Arms Association and is currently the Editor. Phil has served for 12 years as a voluntary Firearms Safety Instructor and local area co-ordinator and has served on the Board of COLFO since 2013. He was made an Honorary Fellow of the NZ Society of Gunsmiths for his contribution to NZ Firearm historical research.
Phil lives in Northland with his wife Pam and two dogs and does his shooting with the Military wing of the Northland Black Powder Club.