As a child Phil grew up in the Surf Life Saving culture, spending time surfing and volunteering at the beach. This upbringing, of helping others, combined with a love of all things business, led Phil to Accounting.
Phil has been a part of the Bishop Collins team since 2000. Upon graduating from Newcastle University in 2004, Phil went on to complete his CA in 2007 and his Master of Taxation in 2012.
Phil’s greatest strength is his ability to review existing business structures and improve a client’s position from both an income tax and asset protection perspective.
These are valuable skills to possess as they are transferable across all accounting fields. Allowing Phil to broaden his expertise and advise clients in the areas he is most passionate about – Property Investment and Development.
Phil describes himself in three words as Honest, Driven and Determined. All great qualities which are demonstrated with us every day at Bishop Collins and contributed to his promotion to a Director of the company in 2017.
Away from work Phil is an outdoors, family guy. Anything to do with keeping fit, Phil enjoys doing it – surfing, cycling, swimming, running, the gym are some of his favourites. An ideal weekend for Phil is camping trips with the family close to the beach, with the annual Christmas trip to Seal Rocks being his favourite time of the year. Phil has two gorgeous girls, Millie and Isla, who are the apple of his eye and whom will always be his greatest achievements.
“Life is a journey to be experienced not a problem to be solved” – Winnie The Pooh