Philip is a commercial CFO with a diverse range of experience across many industries, SME and corporate organisations. CPA qualified since 2002, he holds both a Bachelor of Business degree from La Trobe University and a Bachelor of Sports Science degree from Victoria University.
Having started his career in chartered accounting in his hometown of Bendigo, he then spent several years working in Europe in senior finance positions at organisations including Universal Pictures and Marsh Insurance, before returning to Australia in 2006 where he spent ten years at NAB in both senior finance and business transformation roles.
In April 2017, he became the APAC CFO of the Swedish private equity backed payments company Bambora where he led the transformation of the finance function in Australia, and transition of that team to new owners in France upon sale of the business in November of that same year.
Before joining the National Trust, Philip spent three years as the CFO of Brad Teal Real Estate in Melbourne, where he helped guide that business through the challenging market downturn in 2018 and played a crucial role in helping the business navigate its way successfully through the COVID-19 pandemic and sale of the business in April 2021.
Philip also plays an active role in the community in his pro bono role as founding board member and CFO of the Live for Lily Foundation, a local not-for-profit charity which has raised over $1.2m for childhood cancer research and awareness since 2016, something he is extremely passionate about. He is also a passionate photographer, and uses his photography to raise money for local charities and worthy causes.
Outside of work, Philip has a passion for travel, loves spending time with wife and three young boys and loves to keep active and leading a healthy lifestyle.