Phil Ruthven AM is the Founder of IBISWorld, an international corporation providing online business information, forecasting and strategic services. IBISWorld now operates in Australia, the United States, China, the United Kingdom and Canada. 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 IBISWorld.
IBISWorld has earned the reputation as an astute forecasting and advisory corporation, based on its unique and comprehensive databases. Its foresight and insight of business trends is outstanding, with the most envious record of accuracy among its peers. IBISWorld has become the premier provider of industry information in the United States, Australia, China, the United Kingdom and New York and other nations. It has now also produced global industry reports on selected industries and markets. It is a privately owned company employing over 200 staff.
Phil is currently an Honorary Adjunct Professor at The University of Technology, Sydney. He is a recent past board member of the Melbourne Institute, a past Director of Open Family Australia (the charitable foundation aiding street children) and a recent Director of CEDA.
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.