Phillip Vrettakis


NousGroup Background Pattern
Phillip’s experience includes strategy development, business planning, business transformation and program delivery at a corporate and business unit level.
He has a strong track record of designing and delivering strategic initiatives for client solutions – particularly in the energy sector and for regulated utilities. His work has focused on responding to the challenges of evolving public policy, regulation, technology and customer behaviour. Naturally inquisitive, Phillip is outcomes-focused and passionate about finding actionable insights.

Influential work

  • Developed a regulated utility’s corporate strategy; including facilitating an environment scan, an internal performance review, issue analysis and future business portfolio selection
  • Developed a strategy to increase the use of standard engineering designs to increase capital expenditure (capex) efficiency; and a new operating model and five-year plan to reduce design costs by 20%
  • Reviewed a five-year $3.2B capex program to manage short-term funding constraint and developed a framework to identify categories of capital spend based on risk, identifying over $100M in non-time-critical capital projects
  • Managed an end-to-end tender process for information and communications technology and back-office outsourcing, and led provider selection
  • Developed a new operating model for a regulated utility’s customer operations function, aligning it with the division’s new regional structure.

Outside of Nous

Prior to joining Nous, Phillip worked in various management roles in the energy sector with a focus on corporate strategy, transformation and program delivery.

Phillip has a Master of Business Administration from Melbourne Business School and a Bachelor of Engineering from Victoria University. He is a member of Engineers Australia and the Electrical Energy Society of Australia, and was formerly co-chair of Young Engineers Australia.

In his spare time...

Phillip enjoys travelling, swimming and cycling. He is also an avid investor and loves the challenge in finding undervalued stocks.