Phil McCann is a Partner in Odgers Berndtson’s Sydney office where he heads the CFO and Financial Leadership Practice. Phil has a strong profile in CFO circles and has initiated an international CFO interview series, CFO One-on-One. Phil’s experience includes the appointment of ASX100 CFOs through to CFOs for pre-IPO start-ups and PE backed firms. Phil advises on succession strategy for tax, audit, treasury, IR and financial control roles. He also hosts the CFO and Audit Chair Dinner on Sydney Harbour each year, likely the premier financial leadership event on the Australian financial calendar. Phil also leads Odgers Berndtson’s Cleantech Practice and is particularly interested in the cross-over between sustainability and finance.
Previously, Phil was with Braithwaite Steiner Pretty (BSP), joining in 2005 after managing the Australian and regional operations of several publicly listed search firms. He began his career in executive search with PA Consulting Group in 1998 as Managing Director of their Australian executive search business, before it was acquired by Korn/Ferry International in 2001. He has also headed the Asia Pacific operations of two other international search firms.