Tom Phillips

Head of Private Office

Tom heads up the Downing Private Office and is responsible for developing this area of our business, in addition to his ongoing activities as an Investment Director. The Downing Private Office team engages with family office and high net worth investors, seeking to build long term relationships based on trust and consistency of approach. Downing’s breadth of investment expertise allows us to provide our Private Office clients with access to growth capital, portfolio management services and off-market co-investment opportunities.

Tom joined Downing at the beginning of 2011 and has experience originating, transacting and managing investments across our core sectors, including childcare, data centres, leisure, healthcare, property development and technology. Prior to joining Downing, Tom spent five years at Lloyds Banking Group. While at Lloyds, Tom worked in retail banking and corporate credit roles, before spending two years as an Associate Director in the bank's restructuring department, transacting debt for equity swaps on distressed businesses during the credit crunch. Tom has completed the Investment Management Certificate and has a law degree from Cardiff University.