Philippa Ellis

Corporate Governance & Company Secretarial

Philippa brings a wealth of corporate experience and extensive governance knowledge to FIRST Advisers underscored by her 25 year career with financial services group and life insurer TOWER/TOWER Australia/TAL.

Philippa’s significant corporate transactions experience includes the demutualisation and initial public listing of TOWER on NZX and ASX, subsequent mergers and acquisitions, capital raisings – share, bond and note issues, divestments, demergers and delisting.

Philippa has proven expertise in corporate governance and company secretarial practices, risk, corporate strategy and development, investor relations, corporate communications, brand and strategic marketing, change management and culture. Her unique mix of governance, communications and relationship skills cross the core disciplines of our team and enhances FIRST Advisers integrated offering.

Philippa has a Bachelor of Commerce (Economics & Marketing) and a Bachelor of Science (Human Physiology). She is an associate member of the Governance Institute of Australia and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia (Australia) Limited, Director

Exercise & Sports Science Australia, Director


Philippa has completed the New York, London and Paris marathons. Recently qualified as a Personal Trainer with Certificate III & IV in Fitness.