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Philip Woodhouse, Deputy

Philip has had a long and close working relationship with the City going back to 1974, when he first worked as a messenger. He arrived in the City full time in 1979 as a 20 year old and worked on the commodity futures exchange in Mark Lane trading cocoa, coffee and sugar. He worked at E D & F Man for 18 years until 1997 before moving to Tate & Lyle until 2002. He then re-established his family’s commodity business, which can trace its origins back to 1750 in St Dunstan’s Hill. His many years of commercial experience, both in the City and overseas (including living in Nigeria for five years) give him the vital skills, knowledge and contacts to act in your best interests. Philip has three sons, two of whom now also works in the City, and the third in property.

Philip is an ex-officio member in light of his role as chairman of the board of governors of the City of London Freemen’s School.