Phil Ruthven AM
From the founder & director’s office
Phil Ruthven is the Founder and Director of IBISWorld, an international corporation providing online
business information, forecasting and strategic services. IBISWorld now operates in Australia, the
United States (NY and LA), Canada, China, United Kingdom and Indonesia. It plans to add the rest
of the European Union, and Japan over the next five years or so. In 2014, Phil became a Member
of the Order of Australia, in recognition of his significant service to business and commerce, and
to the community.
Phil contributes regularly to radio, TV, newspapers, magazines and documentaries on business,
economic and social issues. He continues to be one of Australia’s most frequent and prolific
commentators in demand by the media, and is widely considered the nation’s most respected
strategist and futurist on business, social and economic matters.
He addresses about 70 congresses, seminars and conferences each year and has done so for three decades. His involvement as a communicator takes him around Australia and occasionally overseas.
Phil is a science graduate with further studies in management and economics at various universities
and institutes, and was a Rotary awardee to the United States in the late 1960s. He spent over
10 years in the food industry, including executive positions in research, production and marketing,
before establishing IBIS in 1971.
Phil is currently an Adjunct Professor at The University of Technology (Sydney), and a member of
the ANU College of Business & Economics Advisory Board. He is a recent past board member of the
Melbourne Institute, CEDA and a past Director of Open Family Australia (the charitable foundation
aiding street children) where he continues to help as an Ambassador for Whitelion/Open Family.
IBISWorld has earned the reputation as an astute forecasting and advisory corporation, based on
its unique and comprehensive databases. Its website www.ibisworld.com.au is rated as one of the
most sophisticated and powerful industry and marketing websites in the world today. Its foresight
and insight of business trends is outstanding, with the most envious record of accuracy among its
peers. Their clients include over 1600 of Australia’s large corporations and government authorities,
and over 2000 major US corporate and institutional clients. IBISWorld has become the premier provider
of industry information in the United States, Canada, Australia, China, the United Kingdom, Indonesia
and other nations. It also produces global industry reports on selected industries and markets.
It is a privately owned company employing over 300 staff, growing at 15-20% per annum in revenue.
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If you wish to enquire about whether Phil can speak at your conference or event, please contact his Public Relations coordinator via email or call on 03 9655 3803.