Phil was appointed Chair of Westernport Water from 1 October 2017 until 30 September 2021. He was formally a director at City West Water and African Energy Resources Limited and is a current director at ATEC Australia-International Limited, a social enterprise providing bio-digesters in rural Cambodia and Inverloch and District Financial Enterprises Limited (Inverloch Bendigo Bank). He is Deputy Chair of the Australasian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy, Melbourne Branch. Phil was Chair of Engineers Without Borders Australia from 2011 to 2016. His earlier mining, engineering and executive management career with BHP, spans almost four decades, including extensive international experience. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering, a Master of Business Administration and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.