- Soil Association
- Phil Fearnley
For over 25 years Phil has helped the likes of the BBC, HSBC and IP specialist CPA Global to navigate the digital revolution to create new and better ways to serve their customers.
With the BBC Phil led the launch of BBC iPlayer, and created the first mobile apps for News, Sport and Weather in addition to the first truly digital Olympics for London 2012. Phil has also built start-ups outside the BBC, including Huge Entertainment, devising and launching the world’s first mobile TV channel, ‘Pocket Comedy’, on all the UK’s mobile networks. Phil is a digital advisor to several organisations including the charity Engage Britain (building an engagement platform to bring the whole nation together on new policy areas), creative communications agency ODD and green, library-of-things start up Bosh.
Phil has always had a passion for nature and the environment. His family moved to Hampshire three years ago and took on a Farmhouse with a two-acre plot. Their dream was to transform the land and to become as sustainable as possible. They garden organically, and now grow around 60% of their food using the principles of permaculture. To increase the biodiversity in the garden they have put in a new pond, capture rainwater in freestanding water tanks and have a flock of chickens and a new bee hive. They have planted an orchard, added fruit shrubs, planted additional native trees and established an area of wildflower meadow.
Married with five wonderful and active children Phil is also a keen sportsman – having represented Wales at schoolboy level in both rugby and basketball, climbed Mount Kilimanjaro for his 40th birthday, and now does a mixture of indoor rowing, cycling and yoga each week.
Phil has an Executive MBA from London Business School.