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Philip Moffitt

Board Director

Philip is one of the founding Directors of Nexus Initiative, an investment management organisation delivering capital to economically sustainable, impact enterprises and projects that provides direct benefit to people and communities. He is also a PhD Candidate in experimental psychology at The University of Sydney.

Before this, he was Partner at Asset Management firm Goldman Sachs in London and Sydney from 1999-2019. During this time, Philip was also Chairman of Goldman Sachs Australia Managed Fund Board and a member of the Goldman Sachs Australia and New Zealand Operating Committee.

From 1996-1999, Philip held the position of Executive Vice President at Tokai Asia in Hong Kong. Prior to this, he held many senior roles within Bankers Trust Australia and commenced his career as a Cadet Economist in the Research Department of the Reserve Bank of Australia.

Philip is also the Chairman of the Foundation at Newington College and has held this position since 2014. He is an active patrol member of the South Narrabeen Surf Lifesaving Club.

Philip was appointed to the First State Super Board jointly by the Secretary of Premiers and Cabinet and Secretary of Treasury in 2020. He is a member of the Investment Committee and Direct Assets Committee.

Appointing entity

Jointly Secretary of Premiers and Cabinet and Secretary of Treasury

Appointment date


  • Bachelor of Economics with First Class Honours, The University of Sydney (1986)
  • Graduate Diploma of Psychology, The University of Sydney (2017)
  • Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Science (Psychology) with First Class Honours, The University of Sydney (2018)
  • PhD Candidate in experimental psychology, The University of Sydney (2019)
  • Associate - The Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA)
Current Roles   
  • Director, Nexus Initiative
  • Director, Greenroad Consulting
  • Director, Moffitt Family Foundation
  • Chairman, Newington College Foundation