Goodstart Early Learning: Philip Coffey
Philip Coffey

Brisbane-based nursery group Goodstart Early Learning has appointed Philip Coffey to its board.

Coffey has more than 30 years’ senior executive experience, including leading significant investment decisions, large technology projects, and mergers and acquisitions. He began his career at the Reserve Bank of Australia and also held executive positions at Citibank. He worked at Westpac Banking Corporation for more than 20 years, including three years as deputy chief executive of Westpac Group. Before that he held a number of executive positions including chief financial officer and group executive at Westpac Institutional Bank. He was the inaugural chair of the Westpac Scholars programme. Coffey sits on three boards: Lend Lease, Macquarie Group and Clean Energy Finance Corporation.

Goodstart’s chair Paul Robertson said: “I’m excited to welcome Phil who brings experienced leadership and deep financial services experience to our board. Phil is highly regarded for his financial services expertise, his insightful leadership and unrelenting attention to detail and the priority he places on business and operational risk. Beyond this business acumen, he brings a deep passion and understanding of the power of education as a son of a primary school teacher who become a principal supporting children experiencing disadvantage.”

Date published: 10 January 2022

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