Philip has over 30 years of experience in civil engineering. He has expertise in water supply projects, water resource studies and municipal engineering. Of particular relevance is his specialist expertise in wastewater treatment. He has been project leader for major wastewater treatment projects, both in South Africa and in neighbouring countries. He has lead the company’s water and wastewater treatment team for about 15 years. This group has grown to more than 50 people specialising in this field, the largest in South Africa and most likely Africa, and has won several awards for the innovative work they are doing. He currently holds the position of Aurecon's Unit Manager: Water in the Cape Town office.