From the chairman’s office
Phil Ruthven is the founder and chairman of IBISWorld, Australia’s best-known business information, forecasting and strategic services corporation. He is also a director of other companies, advisory boards and charitable organisations. Phil contributes regularly to radio, TV, newspapers, magazines and documentaries on business, economic and social issues.
He continues to be one of the nation’s most frequent and prolific commentators in demand by the media, and he is widely considered Australia’s most respected strategist and futurist on business, social and economic matters. He addresses over 75 congresses, seminars and conferences each year and has done so for three decades. Phil still travels Australia and the world, sharing his insights into business growth potential and future direction.
Phil is a science graduate from the University of NSW. He added to these qualifications with further studies in management and economics at various universities and institutes, and he was a recipient of a Rotary Club award in the USA in the late sixties. He spent over 10 years in the food industry, including executive positions in research, production and marketing, before establishing IBISWorld in 1971.
Phil has enormous optimism for Australia’s long-term future in the 21st Century, but also a healthy respect for the fact that it will be our best owners, managers and enterprises that will take us into the next golden age of prosperity.
Currently, Phil holds a number of directorships and fellowships and other positions in Australia, including the following:
- Director, Open Family Australia
- Director, Institute of Applied Economics & Social Research (Melbourne University)
- Fellow, Australian Institute of Company Directors
- Fellow, Australian Marketing Institute
IBISWorld is Privately owned, with Phil as the sole owner.
If you have been to a conference of Phil's recently, you can get access to his presentation material by logging in to his presentation download page below. The username and password would have been supplied at the conference you attended by Phil.
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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.