Phil Ruthven is Australia’s most sought after spokesman on economic and business affairs. As a forecaster and strategist, Phil’s services as a confidant have been sought after by the nation's leading businessmen for more than 15 years. He is the founder and Executive Chairman of the IBIS Group, Australia’s best know business information, forecasting and strategic and consulting corporation. He is also a director of several other companies. After graduating as a chemical engineer from the University of NSW in the last 1950’s Phil began work in the food industry. Over the following decade he began to question why targets and production were forever changing. He undertook postgraduate management training and earned another degree in economics and philosophy before establishing IBIS in December 1970. IBIS has earned the reputation as astute business analysts, based on their unique and comprehensive databases. Its foresight and insight of business trends is outstanding, with the most envious record of accuracy among its peers in the nation. Their clients include over one third of the nation’s top 500 corporations and government authorities. IBIS is now the premier provider of information to the Australian business community. Its main business is the provision of on-line information covering industries, enterprises, the business environment, strategic planning and business success. Phil contributes regularly to radio, TV, newspaper, magazines and documentaries on business, economic and social issues. He continues to be one of the nation's most frequent and prolific commentators and is possibly Australian’s most respected futurist. With his outspoken zeal and startling pronouncements, he is in great demand as a speaker. As a communicator and informer on issues including profitability, IT, and Corporate Navigation into the 21st Century, Phil addresses conferences around Australia and overseas. Phil Ruthven has an enormous optimism for Australia’s long term future into the 21st century following the extreme difficulties of the ‘90’s. but also a healthy respect for the fact that it will be our best owners, managers and enterprises that will take us into the next golden age of prosperity.
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