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Philip Pirie, Principal

Philip Pirie is the founder of Philip Pirie Limited and a Principal with the Thornton Group. Philip has over 20 years international management experience, and is passionately interested in what drives good individual and team performance. He is practical, goal-driven and focuses on measurable improvements in organizational behaviour. His main areas of interest are in working with managers and their teams to articulate clearly what they are seeking to achieve, to remove organizational and human obstacles, and to adopt behaviours most appropriate to the desired goals.

Philip has worked with clients in the energy, financial services, telecommunications and professional services sectors around the world, including:

  • ABN
  • AMRO
  • Aquila Energy
  • BNP
  • Cargill Investor Services
  • Concordia Funds
  • Credit Suisse
  • Deutsche Bank
  • KPMG
  • Lazard
  • London Stock Exchange
  • Man Group
  • Paribas
  • Syntegra
  • T-Mobile
  • Transocean

Previously, he held client-facing roles for Chase Manhattan Bank, Westpac and Commerzbank in London and the Far East, and has been exposed to a wide range of cultural and professional, including trading room, environments.

Philip has an MSc in Organizational Psychology from Birkbeck College, London, specializing in Career Management and Counseling: his research project was into the way companies evaluate their executive coaches. He is an accredited member of the Association for Professional Executive Coaching & Supervision (UK), a member of the Association for Coaching (UK); a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales; and has a BA in Philosophy from the University of Sussex, England. He is level A/B certified by the British Psychological Society and is qualified to use various psychometric instruments including Myers Briggs Type Indicators (MBTI).

Philip is based in London pharmacy online .


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