Phil is the Executive Director of Business Foundations Inc, a not for profit provider of enterprise development services to the community of Western Australia. Clients range from people wanting to start a small business, existing small to medium sized businesses, manufacturers and small business tenants. Services range from business incubation, one to one advisory sessions (virtual incubation) to group training and mentoring.
Phil has qualifications in agricultural science, small business facilitation and company management and is recognised as an industry expert in the field of small business development. He has published widely on SME and micro-enterprise development issues with particular reference to international best practice in business incubation operation and has conducted international research and published comparative international studies on the provision of SME and micro-enterprise business advisory and support services.
He holds key positions on a number of national boards and associations including Chairperson of Business Innovation and Incubation Australia, Australia’s peak body for business incubation.