Originally employed in manufacturing, Philip found himself being called upon to assess and improve processes. This introduced him to the science of NDT where he became fascinated by the variety of challenges within the field. Having recognised that there was a shortage of experts in this area, Philip felt it provided a good career opportunity.
Philip joined TWI in June 2004 as a Principal Project Leader within the NDT group, based at TWI’s premises in Port Talbot, South Wales. With 16 years of industrial manufacturing experience, Philip had already become an expert in NDT of titanium components. Whilst also gaining technical and management experience, which has helped develop his career within TWI and grow the NDT team. With four sections operating under the umbrella of the NDT Technical Group, Philip has a wide remit of responsibility, including health, safety, quality and environment, recruitment, staff development, technology development, capital investment, finance, and customer service and reputation.