Philip Bangerter graduated from the Otago School of Mines in 1981, with an honours degree in mineral processing. He worked as a metallurgist between 1982 & 1986 in Tin and Mineral Sands operations. In 1987 he embarked on a commercialisation career, which has encompassed process equipment sales, sales management, technology commercialisation, IP management and R&D.

In 2001 Philip joined Hatch and undertook a variety of roles in technology commercialisation, water treatment and more specifically in development of the company’s Sustainable Development frameworks, tools and application of sustainable design practices in projects. His various roles included Global Director for Sustainability as well as being responsible for Hatch’s technical and research alliance relationships with the CSIRO, The University of Queensland and the CRC for Sustainable Resource Processing.

In 2016, Philip left Hatch to start his own consultancy in innovation, technology, facilitation and commercialisation in the Circular Economy.