Philip is a qualified accountant (FCPA) and company secretary (ACIS) and has been treasurer/financial controller and public officer of the Division since 2012. 2014 he took on a directorship with the Division's publishing company. 

He held senior accounting positions for 30+ years until 2011, mainly within car parts supply and chemicals industry. In his last position he was Manager Reporting for Australia, NZ, Indonesia and South Africa as well as being company secretary and internal Sarbanes-Oxley auditor within China and Taiwan. 

He is a volunteer for swimming being a current swimming referee; and life member and former President of Swimming Metro South East for 14 years; a member of the State Swimming's Audit and Risk Committee and for one of his passions, tennis. He was a Reservist with the ATC for 26 years.