Phil is Group Head HSE at Vedanta Resources with the mandate to drive cultural change and implement risk management programs to deliver effective control of health, safety and environment risks across the Group.
Prior to this Phil was General Manager Risk & Sustainability for JKTech, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the University of Queensland, and led a global team responsible for developing intellectual property and delivering practical outcomes in managing risks in all aspects of safety, sustainability and license to operate, principally in the mining industry.
Phil has held senior corporate and operations roles within Rio Tinto over a twelve year period, introducing programs such as semi quantitative risk assessment and aviation safety across the global company. He was Vice President HSE for Rio’s aluminium division and also spent four years in the corporate assurance group providing sustainable development assurance to Rio’s Board. In addition to earlier roles in mining, including with North Limited, Phil spent seven years in the offshore petroleum industry with BHP Petroleum introducing the new Safety Case regime.
Phil has broad expertise in risk, audit, investigation, HSE leadership and assurance, successfully engaging from operations to senior management and company directors.