BiographyPhil Ruthven is the founder and Chairman of IBISWorld, an international corporation providing online business information, forecasting and strategic services. He is also a director of other companies, advisory boards and charitable organizations.
Phil contributes regularly to radio, TV, newspapers, magazines and documentaries on business, economic and social issues. He continues to be one of Australia's most frequent and prolific commentators in demand by the media, and is widely considered the nation's most respected strategist and futurist on business, social and economic matters.
He addresses around 75 congresses, seminars and conferences each year and has done so for three decades. His involvement as a communicator takes him around Australia and overseas into the Asia Pacific, North America and Western Europe.
Phil is a science graduate. He added to these qualifications with further studies in management and economics at various universities and institutes, and he was a Rotary awardee to the USA in the late sixties. He spent over ten years in the food industry, including executive positions in research, production and marketing, before establishing IBIS in 1971. He is currently a board member of CEDA, the Melbourne Institute and Chairman of Open Family Australia (the charitable foundation aiding street children)