Over the past 37 years, Phil has gained wide experience working in a variety of roles in abalone fisheries management and operations and agribusiness. For 22 of those years, Phil worked in Marine Brokerage both in Tasmania and nationally, which involved a broad spectrum of skills including the sale and purchase of fishing vessels, fishing licences and entitlements with a primary focus on abalone and southern rock lobster. For four years, he was the CEO of Seascan underwater marine research and development, achieving a RAN endorsement for proprietary Mine Warfare technology. He has also spent seven years in oil and gas exploration.
More recently, Phil was CEO and a founding director of Fishing Investment and Management (FIM) P/L, Australia’s leading abalone industry broker from 2005 – 2011, with sales exceeding AUD$23Million in 2008 alone. Phil brings his wide and valuable industry experience of sustainable food production and marketing to the Group.