Phil Black is experienced in developing and optimising industrial solutions, with strong emphasis on sustainable implementation and exceptional stakeholder communications at all levels. 

  • Graduated with 1st Class Honours in Metallurgical Engineering - RMIT 1990
  • Graduate Diploma in Aluminium Process Technology – UNSW 2006  
  • More than 23 years’ experience in executive business development, project leadership and process engineering
  • Lead roles in environmental solution implementation, $6B Greenfield EPCM projects, smelter operations, research & development, Brownfield plant upgrades and Sales & Marketing
  • Fundamental knowledge of all aspects of industrial processing from technology R&D through raw materials logistics, smelting operations and environmental improvements to product development, sales & marketing and client relations
  • Worked on projects at 16 operations facilities in 12 countries; skilled in cultural change management
  • High-level skills in industrial processing and environmental technologies, CAPEX and OPEX modeling, Front-End Engineering Design, project management and commissioning

Areas of particular expertise:

  • Project manager - process building detailed engineering design. Multidisciplinary deliverables to time and budget.
  • Governmental environmental policy development in Industrial Waste Management - Peer Review
  • Global Client Relationship development for Prescribed Industrial Waste (PIW) solutions
  • Thought leadership in Sustainable practices and Circular Economy thinking
  • International Project Management from conception to implementation, with special skills in Business Development and Client Relationship Management
  • Technical Due Diligence studies of multinational company assets including industrial process modelling and financial modelling
  • Greenfield Smelting Project Feasibility Studies & Front-End Engineering Design, Flowsheet development, mass balances and basic data lists
  • Construction and Commissioning Support, Project Management, Global Workshare and Discipline Coordination for major (US$6 Billion) Greenfield project in the Middle East
  • Project and Engineering Risk Assessment systems development and implementation together with HAZOP/HAZID/QRA facilitation and training
  • Process gas treatment engineering, environmental performance upgrades and gaseous emissions monitoring
  • Research and Development methodologies from laboratory and pilot scale testing through to full-scale design, construction and commissioning
  • Team leadership in Operations, Safety and Training.

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