After graduating as an accountant and attaining a Bachelor of Commerce from Otago University, Phil began his accountancy career in Dunedin, New Zealand. He then moved to London working for a major accounting firm for a few years, returning to New Zealand in 1987. Phil’s experience includes both business advice and governance, particularly as a board member and adviser to a wide range of public companies and Local Authorities. He is an accredited member of the Institute of Directors of New Zealand and holds a Public Practice Certificate CAANZ. Today, Phil is New Zealand’s Executive Managing Partner (EMP).
As EMP, Phil is responsible for shaping and delivering the strategic direction of the Region which spans multiple geographic locations across New Zealand. He does this through: - Leadership of the Managing Partners in the growth strategy for the business. - Providing leadership to staff in order to achieve the established business and operational goals. - Supporting succession and development of those on the Advisor Pathway. Phil places high importance on building and maintaining strong relationships with his managers, teams and clients.