Philip has considerable experience in field activities, having been a drilling and blasting contractor, senior quarry manager and a mining contractor. Philip has been actively engaged in mining and exploration activities for the past 35 years and has extensive experience as a Director of both publicly listed and private exploration companies. He has floated a number of companies or has been heavily involved in their listing on the ASX. Those companies include:

  • Maitland Mining NL (which was eventually taken over by Joseph Gutnick),
  • Great Central Mines NL (also taken over by Gutnick),
  • Gasgoyne Gold Mines NL (which was taken over by Coeur D’Alene and Sons of Gwalia for approx. $250 million),
  • United Minerals Corporation (which was taken over by BHP Billiton for approx. $240 million).

Philip is currently the Chairman of Thundelarra Limited and a director of Aldershot Resources Ltd.

Philip is a major shareholder of Thundelarra Limited, holding 49,047,215 shares (15.4%), a substantial shareholder of Royal Resources Limited, holding 25,351,164 shares (7.27%), and a substantial shareholder of Aldershot Resources Ltd.

Philip is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and was recently awarded a certificate for his long standing membership. He is also a member of the Institute of Company Directors and was a founding member of the Kalgoorlie Mining Hall of Fame.

Even at 75 years old, Philip remains active in mineral exploration and has a keen desire to be involved in another major discovery. Philip has won numerous awards over the years but the one he is most proud of is winning the Diggers & Dealers Award for Mining Entrepreneur of the Year 1992. He was also nominated for Western Australian Entrepreneur of the Year in August 2002.