About Church Wood Solutions

Church Wood Solutions was started by Phil Tottie FBCS in 2018. Phil has over 35 years IT experience gained in the Finance sector. Phil is a Fellow of The Chartered Institute for IT


Phil has extensive management experience having managed large IT environments of up to 2,000 staff with budgets in excess of £300 million. He is an experienced IT Director having knowledge of running IT as a business through his experience in outsourcing, positioning IT as a partner to the various business lines and working with the business to transform IT to build competitive advantage.   

He has an in-depth knowledge of the IT industry, particularly in Programme Management, Infrastructure Management, Service Management and providing IT services to third party companies.

He has worked in the UK and also has significant international experience having worked in 7 different countries across Asia, Middle East, Europe and Latin America. During this time Phil has programme managed data centre consolidation projects in the Middle East between 2001 and 2003. He installed ITIL and Service Management disciplines into the IT organisation of a Private Bank in Geneva between 2003 and 2006. 

From 2007 until 2010 he was responsible for managing a captive offshore development centre in India. From 2010 to 2014 Phil was the IT Director responsible for streamlining the IT organisation in Mexico reducing cost by USD 80m whilst also improving IT service availability figures by 64% at the same time. 

Since 2014 Phil has managed major restructuring programmes.