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Philip Spencer

Senior Consultant, Anglophone and Lusophone Africa

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Philip is an economist and governance specialist with close to 10 years of experience in public policy, project management and infrastructure development.

At CPCS, Philip has managed projects in the port, power and transportation sector for government agencies, the African Development Bank, and International Finance Corporation. He has registered several business development successes with first-time clients, such as Africa50 and European Investment Bank. His technical focus is on the role of public-private partnerships (PPPs) in the development of transformational infrastructure.

Prior to joining CPCS, Philip worked for Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Planning and Economic Development as an Economist and as a Governance Advisor for the Kanifing Municipal Council in The Gambia. He’s advised and managed projects in employment, education, development planning, public transportation and waste management at the national and municipal levels.

Philip has lived and worked in Canada, Benin, Lebanon, Ghana, Sierra Leone and The Gambia. 


  • Master of Science, Economics, University of Toronto, Canada 
  • Bachelor of Social Science, Economics, University of Ottawa, Canada 



3 fun facts: 

  • Has cycled 5,000 km across Canada from Victoria to Toronto 
  • Usually found on a hockey rink, squash court or ski hill 
  • Enjoys being in nature with nearly 500 geocaching finds 

Contact Philip

P: +1 ​​(613) 237-2500