Philip completed an MCS from Regent College in 1983 and an ACT MTh in 1996, both in New Testament studies. He was Registrar of Tyndale College from 1985 until 2000 as well as being a regular tutor for the College. Philip has recently completed a PhD in New Testament through Otago University. His research is in temple symbolism in the book of Hebrews. He is Chairman of the MECO (NZ) Trust, and on the boards of the Asia Theological Association (NZ) and A Rocha Aotearoa NZ. He joined Laidlaw in 2002, after a career in accountancy. He is the editor of Stimulus.