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Friday, 25 January 2019 21:29

Phil Markham (Treasurer)

Phil has two boys aged 5 and 9 lives in London, and is separated from his wife. He has been a trustee (Treasurer position) since September 2012 when he volunteered to help with the charity’s finances. His first task was to review the financial statements and take a look through the ledgers. Phil is a graduate and qualified as a Chartered Accountant 20 years ago. Since then he has had a successful career in auditing, commercial finance, management consulting and, more recently, change management on programmes and initiatives from start-up to post go-live. For many years he led internal and external audit teams throughout the UK, Europe and the USA.

Pursuing a career first in finance and then into systems and technology Phil is keen on value added activities and process improvement. He has worked with large software packages and in-house development. Most of Phil’s career has been in the media sector. In his role as change manager he works across teams, working across internal teams and with senior management to deliver change and improvements at the head office of a major multi-national media organisation.

Just like most of the FNF membership Phil went through a difficult time when his wife wanted a separation and he turned to FNF for help and support. He was impressed by the work of branch level volunteers and was able to get handy advice. He wanted to give something back and this is his first trustee position. He has been involved at a crucial time as the charity has had to change to survive budget cuts and keep servicing the large membership on limited funds.

Phil grew up in West Yorkshire and graduated in Newcastle Upon Tyne. Outside of work he has a passion for football, cricket, tennis and music.

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