Phil was born Wainuiomata, Lower Hutt. He and his family relocated to Tauranga in 2016 before settling on the ‘Paradise Peninsular’ of Omokoroa in 2019.
Passive fire protection has been a passion of Phil’s for nearly 20 years. He has extensive experience selling, marketing, installing, surveying, and monitoring passive fire protection products and services.
As a Passive Fire Engineer for Origin, Phil’s role involves construction monitoring, peer reviews, and maintaining compliance levels. His favourite part of the job is getting out on site as there is always something new to deal with and people that are keen to learn and teach. His time out on different sites has given him a wide appreciation for the installers and some of the tricks they learn. He truly enjoys passing on knowledge and learning new skills.
Phil is looking forward to watching the growth within the fire protection industry that he believes will really accelerate over the coming years. When he’s not putting his fire protection skills to good use, on weekend’s he loves to spend time with his family or he can be found tuning up his golf swing, indulging in motorsport, and going on hot-rod runs such as the Beach Hop!
“A successful day is when you can put your head on the pillow and drift off to sleep comfortable in the knowledge that the work you have done today is good enough that someday it will save lives in the future”.