Phil is the Head of Forestry for ‘ForestRe’, the forest underwriting unit within Globe Underwriting Ltd. based in the City of London.

We operate as an agency ensuring forests and fruit trees in over 30 countries using Lloyd’s of London rated insurers with support from international reinsurers. We also offer consultancy to companies that do not wish to insure but want access to our risk analyses world wide.

Phil is experienced in assessing crop and forest risk over 25 years, the team price risk, model worst case scenarios as well as the design of new insurance products and procedures for all tree-types including carbon and other ecosystem services.

Our mission has always been to de-risk investment into all forms of forestry made by governments, global forestry investment institutions, other corporates and community reforestation schemes.

My background is in agricultural extension & training among peoples of the Pacific islands, Central Africa and in the UK, and have a wealth of experience of natural hazard impacts on many types of forestry. 

Technical skill areas include project risk analysis, technical support to investors and insurers, and design of agricultural and forestry insurance products. I, with my team have developed many national and provincial crop and forestry insurance schemes. Example countries have included Indonesia forestry insurance Pool, Malaysia, crop insurance programmes in Syria, Sudan and forest provincial fire-fighting cost protection in Alberta Canada.

I enjoy speaking at international forestry and sustainable development conferences. I have an MSc in Agricultural Extension and Rural Development with a BSc in Agriculture and Tropical Crops from Reading University.