Philip Linn was first elected to Wealden District Council in 2016. In May 2019 he was elected district councillor for the new Crowborough South-East Ward. He is a member of the Audit and Finance committee.
Philip has lived in Sussex for more than 30 years, and in Crowborough East for over five years with his wife. He says: "I grew up in South Yorkshire, where all the men in my family had worked in coal mining for many decades. In his later life, my father became a college lecturer, and it was he who pushed my own education. My career began in Yorkshire Local Government, where I worked for ten years before moving into the private sector. I worked within major law firms for about fifteen years before travelling to the USA to follow new career ambitions. I returned to the UK to become a founder of two companies which expanded across Europe. More recently, I have worked in Turkey and Bulgaria, and I am still involved with those overseas companies.
"My experience working with all types of people, in many countries, with different beliefs and cultures, has enabled me to understand the concerns and difficulties encountered, allowing me to help them wherever possible."