Philip practised as a lawyer for more than 40 years and is a Fellow of the Law Society of Scotland. He was chair of Burness Paull until he left practice in 2018. He also previously chaired the Senior Lawyers Committee of the International Bar Association and the board of governors of the Glasgow School of Art and was a governor of Hutchesons’ Educational Trust.

On leaving legal practice, he set up Rimalower Consulting, providing strategic and leadership advice. In addition, he sits on the boards of Dunedin Consort and LAR Housing Trust and is also a business columnist for The Times in Scotland. He is a member of the GlobalScot Community.

Philip’s interests are travel, loud music and fast cars.

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