Innovation Director

Phil has oversight of the full portfolio of work undertaken by ZIP, with a focus on building the structures to deliver solutions that work. 

The son of conservation legend Brian Bell, Phil has been involved in conservation in one form or another since before he could walk. Seconded from DOC, he brings extensive experience and knowledge in pest eradication methodology to the team. 

Phil is based in Wellington, where he provides project planning support and relationship management to ensure the team has what it needs to succeed. He uses his time at ZIP’s field sites to get away from his computer, and reconnect with the challenges of the moment. 

Phil is a huge football fan, following teams in most major leagues around the world. Being from Wellington, he loves nothing more than finding a good flat white (and fluffy for his daughter) or a craft beer.