Phil Ruthven is the founder of IBISWorld, an international corporation providing online business information, forecasting and strategic services in Australia, the United States, Canada, China, United Kingdom and Indonesia. IBISWorld has earned the reputation as an astute forecasting and advisory corporation, based on its unique and comprehensive databases.
Phil contributes regularly to radio, TV, newspapers and more on business, economic and social issues. He is one of Australia’s most frequent and prolific commentators, and is widely considered the nation’s most respected strategist and futurist on business, social and economic matters.
Phil is a science graduate with further studies in management and economics at various universities and institutes.
He spent over 10 years in the food industry, including executive positions in research, production and marketing, before establishing IBIS in 1971.
Phil is currently an Adjunct Professor at The University of Technology (Sydney). He is a former board member of the Melbourne Institute, CEDA and a past Director of Open Family Australia where he continues to help as an Ambassador for Whitelion/Open Family.
In 2014, Phil became a Member of the Order of Australia, in recognition of his significant service to business and commerce, and to the community