So I was arrested in Florida (but they got my middle name and my birth date wrong).
Fortunately, that didn’t stop me from becoming Director of Audiovisual for Samsung Australia.
In unrelated news, I’m a little surprised at how many Philip Newtons are popping up recently. For ages, it seemed as if I was the only one, but now I get new search results emailed to me more and more frequently.
Either there are more Philip Newtons around now than ten years ago, or more companies are on the web, or the search algorithms are different, or something.
Anyway, it’s always fun to see what “I” have been up to :)
I found out today that I’m apparently Chairman of the Remuneration Committee for Capital & Regional plc:
Philip is the former CEO of Merchant Retail Group plc, owners of The Perfume Shop, a 150 store chain that he developed from its beginnings. He is Chairman of Windsor Vehicle Leasing Ltd, a vehicle finance and fleet management company, and Cornish Kitchen, a fast food retail business with 20 stores. His early career was in the District Valuer's Office and then the property development industry. Philip was appointed as a director of the Company in 2006.
I wonder how I find time for all these jobs :-)
I just found out that
Phillip Newton was the father of Cassie Newton. A divorced man with a bad relationship to his ex-wife and seemingly with an alcohol problem, he nonetheless cared greatly for his daughter, even though he didn't consider her to be a particularly bright girl.
They spelled my name wrong, though :)