Phil served 23 years with the New Zealand Military and since retiring from military service has operated in the high-risk security environment within the private security sector. For the past 16 years he has been at Vertical Horizonz within the industrial and construction sector and is currently the Director for Māori Pasifika, with the continuing opportunity of growing this new division. His passion is working with rangatahi and supporting them to achieve their goals and aspirations.
As a Trustee on the Rongowhakaata Iwi Trustee, Phil has the opportunity to work with a number of different Iwi, hapū, whānau, community services and government organisations. Phil is very humbled to be given the opportunity to serve as the ConCOVE Co-Chair with Graham Burke. He is excited and committed to work alongside the high calibre of talented Board Members recently appointed.