Phil Sutherland joined the South Australian Branch of the Civil Contractors Federation as the Chief Executive Officer in July 2012. Phil brought extensive relevant experience and a unique skill set to the role.
Phil is a graduate of the University of South Australian majoring in Business and has enjoyed a successful career in senior management having worked in federal, state and local government, technical education and training, and for several years as the Chief Executive of a high profile industry association, namely the South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy (SACOME).
For a number of years Phil was the General Manager of the Asset and Infrastructure Services Department of the City of Onkaparinga, a role described at the time as one of the most challenging local government appointments in South Australia. Phil is well known in industry, government and media circles as an energetic and fearless advocate and champion for the Civil Contracting Industry.