Honours Graduate in Law from Trinity Hall Cambridge. MA CITP ACIS FCIArb
Entered the computer industry in 1961 as a computer programmer with English Electric Leo Computers.
Worked with Centrefile as a project manager and Pfizer Pharmaceuticals as Systems Manager before joining Hoskyns Group in 1970 as a consultant. Advised London Stock Exchange and Department of Health and Social Security. Project manager for DSM related projects specialising in copyright and royalties for TV, music and record companies.
Founded the division of Hoskyns which designed and built micro-processor based systems for the hotel industry which were sold to Grand Metropolitan, Trust Houses Forte and many others.
From 1979 to the current time principal of Phipps Associates, an independent consultant and company secretary and director to various charities—see previous.