Phil Preston

Phil Preston

Speaker  |  Facilitator
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About Phil

“There are so many things we can do better, together, by harnessing the power of collaboration. Phil draws on years of experience to help leverage the potential of your people, projects and ...”

Phil worked in the investment industry for 19 years where he oversaw $50 billion of investments before leaving that comfortable life in 2007 to find better ways of tackling social and environmental challenges.

He soon realised that every person and the businesses and organisations they work for have the power to contribute something great to the world, and his role is to help realise that potential.

In 2013, he was invited to join Harvard Business School’s Professor Michael Porter and Mark Kramer in Boston to advance the application of ‘shared value’ principles, where businesses use the profit motive to help address social and environmental challenges.

Phil has since become a leading practitioner in this field, authoring several case studies and the book, Connecting Profit With Purpose.

His clients include small-medium enterprises through to multi-national corporations and everything in between, and has extensive experience working with not-for-profit organisations, peak bodies and governments.

As a speaker and facilitator, he distills years of experience into actionable learning, making use of storytelling, audience interaction and a splash of dry humour.

Outside of work he is enthusiastic about coffee, chocolate and trail running.

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What people say about Phil

There was great feedback from Phil’s session and plenty of notes taken – thank you for providing a great start to the day

– EMT Forum Chair, Challenger Group

Phil’s engaging style, thought leadership and practical case studies added huge value to each delegate.

– Australian Food & Grocery Council

Thank you, Phil, for your simple, a systematic approach has made a significant impact in this strategic project

– University of Wollongong

Your presentation was creative, engaging and set the scene for the rest of the day.

– NSW Local Land Services

Phil’s engaging style thought leadership and practical case studies added huge value to each delegate and the overarching program.

– Australian Food & Grocery Council

Thanks, Phil for leading us through partnerships and collaborations that push the boundaries … Excellent presentation!

– Executive Management Council of Australia