Phil Smart

Phil Smart


Phil Smart started his professional career in 1976 by completing a Carpentry Apprenticeship and then held a General Builders License in both Queensland and New South Wales.

In 1983, Phil joined the Real Estate industry and found his niche as a successful sales and marketing specialist that culminated in him travelling internationally as a keynote lecturer on sales and marketing.

Phil’s introduction to the recruitment industry began in 1994 as the financial backer and strategic adviser to a recruitment organisation, which is still in existence today. In late 1996 Phil sold his shareholding in that company, however, he had developed an affinity for the industry and decided to establish WorkPac in February of 1997.

When introduced to recruitment Phil realised that his experience, firstly as a tradesperson and then with sales and marketing, when combined with his proven success in developing large sales teams gave him a unique mix of credentials that made him well suited to the industry.

Phil’s vision, direction and values are the cornerstones on which the organisation has been built.


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