Phil has wide ranging experience in providing strategic environmental advice to both the private and public sectors, and has an in-depth knowledge of New Zealand’s environmental legislation and how to implement it.
Phil specialises in the strategic planning and management of consent acquisition for significant development projects, and is currently advising many of the country’s leading enterprises. He is also a skilled expert witness and has acted as a hearings commissioner and hearings chair on numerous occasions – accredited in both those roles.
He has considerable skill and experience in establishing and managing consultation processes, aimed at eliminating conflict and developing constructive working relationships. Phil has also been a member of two of the Government’s Resource Management Act Technical Advisory Groups, more recently to recommend amendments to sections 6 and 7 of the RMA.
Phil is the founding director of Mitchell Partnerships Limited, which merged with Environmental Management Services in 2016 to form Mitchell Daysh.