So, what’s next in the life of Phil Nathan?

I have always considered myself incredibly fortunate to have enjoyed an interesting, varied  and fascinating career, doing something I love, however, now after 49 years in the Stock Exchange and Securities business predominantly in one home, the time has come to say ‘goodbye’ to Charles Stanley.

I thank the company for their kind words below.

Phil Nathan MBE, Chartered FCSI, FIoD.

After more than 40 years’ service, variously as a Partner, Head Dealer and Director, Phil Nathan has decided to step back from the company.

Phil has always been a great advocate for Charles Stanley, sitting on numerous City committees, and we thank him for the huge contribution he has made to the company during his tenure, as well as ably leading the dealing room through times of great change and development, he has shown a commendable level of dedication to many charitable causes, both inside and outside of the organisation, including sitting on the Stock Exchange Benevolent Fund committee and acting as a Stock Exchange Veterans Charity Steward, Freeman of the City of London and receiving the MBE.

We thank Phil for all of his endeavours with the company over many years and wish him every success for his future.

Throughout my City life, I have been guided by the motto of the London Stock Exchange “Dictum Meum Pactum”, ‘my word is my bond’. My integrity has always been sacrosanct to me and both have fared me well in everything that I have done.

However, my professional life has only ever been part of what drives me, involves me and motivates me. I have been active in the life of the community for many years, and, for me, ‘community’ has always begun where I live and extended to encompass the world community.

It is my involvement, at a Senior level, with many world leading charities that gives me immense satisfaction. Apart from the Charities already mentioned above. My involvements include, Former Chairman of Music for the Deaf, Director of Special Olympics GB, Director of MedicAlert International, Chairman of Lions Lifeskills, Chairman of A Gift for Living, Chairman of an Appeal for Brain Tumour Research, amongst others but of course it all started because of my beloved Lions Clubs International.

So, what’s next in the life of Phil Nathan?

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Letter from America

The USA/Canada Leadership Forum never fails to impress, in terms of the scope of the Seminars that are presented and the number of Lions that attend.

This year’s Forum continues that tradition and it has been a pleasure to meet friends old and new.

As I mentioned in my first post from Columbus, ID Geoff and I had some very important business to undertake and we were delighted to present PID Patti Hill with endorsement letters from MD105 & D133, Ireland: her delight at receiving them is evident from the photograph below.

As the accompanying photographs show, we have had the opportunity to engage with Executive Officers and discuss current thinking on a range of subjects affecting the future.

These conversations have been stimulating and informative and we very much appreciate the time we have been afforded.

We were also introduced to several of the serving Directors from the USA and Canada.

It is always interesting to look round the exhibition area, to see what projects are being promoted and are there ideas that we can adapt for use in our own communities.

And so the day continues.

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2018 USA/Canada Lions Leadership Forum

“Autumn, season of mists and mellow fruitfulness”, so wrote John Keats.

Thankfully, no mist is in evidence on this, first, trip of the Autumn.


Destination: Columbus, Ohio, for the 2018 USA/Canada Lions Leadership Forum.

A strong team travelled; in addition to Heidi and I, ID Geoff & May and PCC Philip & Jacqueline were also present. The USA Canada Forum is attended by the Executive Officers, many Past Presidents and current Board Members. It presents an opportunity to meet with many of the Association’s key leaders.

Whilst here I will, together with ID Geoff, be delivering letters confirming the Multiple District’s endorsement of PID Patti Hill, who has been recommended by the International Board as the preferred Candidate for 3rd Vice President at the International Convention, Milan. PID Patti has been the International Guest at many of our District Conventions and is well known and respected. I have also been asked to deliver Letters of Endorsement on behalf of D133 Ireland.

Watch this space as I will provide updates on the Forum, over the next few days.

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