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As the Head of Government and Stakeholder Relations Phil brings an extensive track-record of public policy reform and implementation.

For over 30 years Phil worked in senior roles for Labor Leaders and Premiers in two states. He has also held Executive Roles at Victoria’s two biggest statutory compensation schemes – WorkSafe Victoria and the Transport Accident Scheme (TAC). Immediately prior to joining Slater and Gordon, Phil was the Victorian Director for leading government relations firm Hawker Britton where he helped business navigate the public policy and legislative landscape across Australia.

In addition to his professional roles Phil also served three terms as a local government councillor and Mayor in one of Victoria’s most multicultural communities.

Phil has a unique understanding of the context in which government operates. He has developed a deep insight into the intersection between public policy and people and knows how to implement lasting change in a constantly changing environment.