Principal Policy Advisor
Philip is a member of LGNZ’s Advocacy Team. He leads LGNZ’s China engagement programme, which includes the ongoing delivery and development of the New Zealand China Mayoral Forum. He is responsible for LGNZ’s economic development, tourism and transport policy work. Appointed to the RCA Forum Committee.
Philip will graduate with a postgraduate certificate in public management in 2019, is an accredited economic development practitioner, holds a Bachelor of Science and Post Graduate Business Diploma in Marketing.
Before LGNZ Philip was Chief Executive of the Wanganui Chamber of Commerce. Before that, he was the Vice-President of the Wanganui Chamber of Commerce. Before that, he was Economic Development Manager for the Wanganui District Council a position held for five years 2001-2006. Philip held senior sales and marketing roles at Fletcher Challenge and Carter Holt Harvey in the late 80’s and early 90’s before moving into local government as an economic development practitioner in 1997.
Away from the office, Philip spends time with his family and plays golf with his friends at the Miramar Golf Club in Wellington.