Phil joined the Just Life Group Board in August 2020 and was appointed Chairman in November of the same year. Phil is a professional director and business advisor providing investment banking, strategy, and governance services for growth companies.
Phil’s career has included management, ownership, and governance roles in many local and international businesses. He was the founding Chairman of Xero Limited, arguably New Zealand’s most successful publicly listed technology company, sounding five years on the board before retiring in 2012.
His current director roles include Chairman of NZX-listed Plexure Group Limited, a mobile marketing and data analytics software company; Chairman of Straker Translations Limited, an ASX-listed high-growth translation company; Independent Chairman of Loyalty New Zealand Limited, New Zealand’s largest loyalty company and operator of the Fly Buys programme; Chairman of Touchpoint Group Limited, a marketing and AI data analytics software business; and Chairman of Parallo Limited, a specialist Microsoft Azure and VMWare services business that delivers cloud consulting, implementation, support and managed services in New Zealand and Australia.
Phil is a past Chairman of the New Zealand Private Equity and Venture Capital Association and for six years was a member of New Zealand Trade and Enterprise’s New Zealand Beachheads Advisory Board.