Phil has served as Executive Partner and Chief Executive Officer of Grant Thornton LLP in Canada since 2008. Internationally, he also serves as a member of the Board of Governors of Grant Thornton International Ltd, based in London, England, a position he has held since 2007. Grant Thornton has been recognized as one of the Best Workplaces in Canada by the Great Place to Work Institute every year since Phil became CEO, reflecting his commitment and leadership in creating an environment where all of the firm's people can thrive, both professionally and personally.
Originally from Southern Ontario, Phil made his home in Vancouver when he first began his Grant Thornton career in 1983 in the staff accountant role, and he rapidly progressed to become partner of the firm in 1990. He served in the role as managing partner of the firm's Vancouver area offices from 1997 to 2006 and shortly thereafter was appointed national managing partner of Grant Thornton until 2008, when he relocated back to Toronto and assumed his current role as Chief Executive Officer of Grant Thornton LLP.