Former army sergeant major Philip Wood has returned to the south west 40 years after he left – this time to take on the role of village manager at Roseland Parc, our retirement village at Tregony, near Truro.
Philip, originally from Torquay, moved to Cornwall in 1974 before joining the army and spending the next 30 years travelling the world as a saxophonist in the Royal Corps of Music – but it wasn’t all about making music. Philip served on the frontline in Northern Ireland during The Troubles.
When he left the army he moved into property management in London but has chosen to move back to the south west with his wife Joanne, to be closer to her family in Camborne.
Philip, who is 56, has two grown up children and four grandchildren and enjoys walking and playing golf in his spare time.
He will be responsible for the smooth running of the retirement village which offers a range of independent living cottages, apartments and bungalows as well as a nursing and care home.
“It feels very much like ‘coming home’ and I am very excited by the challenge presented here at Roseland Parc. I am sure my property management and logistics experience will be invaluable.
“I am delighted to be back on home turf and involved in such a great retirement lifestyle and care facility,” he added.