Director Coffeesmiths Collective, Inc.

Phillip is a Board level CFO with a demonstrable track record of influencing strategic decisions within fast growth mid-market organisations that are expanding via a buy-and-build or international expansion. A South African native who was trained at BDO, subsequently moved to the UK in 2009 where he spent several years building his finance career within Tesco, Omnifone Group and more recently Paperhat Group. He joined Paperhat Group in 2014, sitting on the main Group Board and was pivotal in leading and growing the Group’s revenue from £11mil to £30mil and staff from 30 to 200 over 3 years. Phillip has a diverse skill set across fundraising, M&A and Due Diligence, commercial and strategic decision making and international expansion making him a valued addition to any business with an ambitious growth strategy.

Phillip has recently been appointed as CFO for Department of Coffee and Social Affairs and will be joining the team in September 2018. A key hire in which he will be instrumental in achieving their ambition to create the UK’s first national speciality coffee group.

Debora Soares