Jeff Phillips


Jeff Phillips has transformed a small family engineering business into an extremely successful, reputable and diverse company with over 1,000 employees at multiple sites around Australia and the world.

The Varley Group Managing Director spent his formative years in Taree, a regional town of around 10,000 people on the NSW North Coast, before leaving home to complete a traineeship with BHP Steel in Newcastle, where Jeff earned his qualifications in Electrical Engineering.

He first began at Varley as head of the Aerospace division in 1993 and quickly demonstrated his leadership ability. In 1995 Jeff assumed the position of Managing Director and the business commenced a strong era of growth with revenues now exceeding $130 million per annum.

Whilst he runs the business on strong commercial lines, Jeff recognises the legacy of this company’s rich 130+ year history and leads with continuing motivation to grow both nationally and internationally.