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Mike Phillips

Director | Simulation and Decision Analytics

Mike is a mechanical engineer by background and spent 10 years in engineering consulting, design and development at Ricardo and then Cosworth in the UK. He joined McLaren as Operations Director to run chassis manufacturing operations for McLaren Automotive high performance car division. He had a three-year assignment to set up McLaren’s operations in the US before returning and starting McLaren Applied Technologies in the UK to commercialise Formula 1 methods, technology and intellectual property into a variety of markets.

Mike joined Deloitte in 2020 to establish the Simulation & Digital Twin team, build the capability and deliver exciting projects in the field of decision science, simulation and analytics. The group works with the wider consulting practice to solve business problems in complex businesses where the speed and accuracy of human decision making is paramount. Through the application of physical simulation and scenario based modelling, they help clients understand their options and act - whether that be execution in the moment or setting strategy over multiple years. These tools complement Deloitte’s data science and artificial intelligence methods and have been successfully applied to a range of client questions from designing new services, reducing operational costs and addressing sustainability questions.