Phil has over two decades of tax and accounting experience.

He started his career with the Inland Revenue Department in 1986, followed by a 2½ year stint in Taupo with a medium-size chartered accounting firm.

In 1994 Phil moved to Auckland to take up a position with Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) in their corporate tax team. Phil progressed to Tax Manager at the firm before moving to nsaTax in February 2000.

Phil was appointed a Director of nsaTax in January 2001.

His education encompasses a Bachelor of Business Studies at Massey University in Palmerston North and he also has a Masters of Taxation Studies with First Class Honours from Auckland University.

His particular areas of interest include:

  • Trusts and tax planning and structuring
  • Land transactions
  • International taxation with a focus on Trans-Tasman structures
  • Expatriate taxation, and the taxation of financial arrangements/accrual rules