A Director of the Foundation since 2003, Phillip is Chair of the Audit, Risk & Compliance Committee and is Chair of the Resilient Reefs Advisory Board.
He spent 35 years working for the Rio Tinto Group in numerous finance roles including in the head offices in London and Melbourne and also in the country office in Jakarta, Indonesia. He was Chief Financial Officer at Comalco/Rio Tinto Aluminium for six years based in Brisbane, then for seven years Chief Financial Officer at Rio Tinto Alcan/Aluminium based in Montreal. He then became President and CEO of the Bauxite and Alumina global business unit of Rio Tinto based in Brisbane up to his retirement from Rio Tinto in 2016.
He is a current Director of Urban Utilities and Chair of Coal Network Capacity Co. Limited. He is a Council member of the University of the Sunshine Coast and is a member of its Audit and Risk Management Committee, a member of its Planning and Resources Committee and Chair of its Major Projects Reference Group.
Phillip has a BCom Melb. and is a Fellow of CPA Australia and a member of AICD.