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Phil Harte

True leadership does more than simply inspire, it transforms

The vision of Phil Harte CEO and Founder of Harte International Consultancy is simple…Cohesiveness, Development and Sustainability. When you create a team where everyone’s strengths are harnessed and collective weaknesses are mitigated, you develop synergies and everyone involved reaps the rewards.

Phil Harte has been widely recognised as one of the world’s leading Entrepreneurs, Presenters, Motivational Keynote speakers, Chef and a distinguished Publisher. Born in Sydney and now residing in Dubai, Phil’s twenty-five year experience in the International Event Management Industry has seen him become an Adjunct Professor of the University of Nevada (Las Vegas Campus) specialising in  international  Event Management, Business, Marketing and Brand building.

Phil is the founder & CEO of Harte International Consultancy and together with his dynamic team collaborate and specialise in concept’s & design, logistics & production for all International Events including Conferencing, Corporate Golf, Entertainment/Concerts, Brand & Product Launch’s, Award Ceremonies, Sports Management & Marketing, Key Note Speaking and Charity initiatives.

Phil’s versatility & charismatic personality enables him to deliver on both lifestyle and business genres and with his combined networking skills on the international scale,  Phil brings leverage to any potential client.

Phil began his career as an International Award Winning Chef in 1978, winning the International Catering Trade Fair whilst graduating at the East Sydney Food School. This platform inspired his hospitality career whilst leading Australia’s leading restaurant, the famed San Fransisco Grill, legendary Restaurants Punier’s & Ziggy’s before heading overseas to explore Europe, UK and the USA.

After a few years travelling internationally he returned home, changed direction and pursued his passion for squash by purchasing the Liverpool Squash Centre in 1985. Next, he burst into the health and fitness scene by managing Centre 67 in the heart of downtown Sydney. This lead to Phil’s biggest challenge in establishing the iconic Oz Rock Cafe in Kings Cross between 1986 to 1994 where he embarked on a journey to raise the bar on the Entertainment scene by enlisting powerhouse international acts including The Eagles, Michael Jackson, Pink Floyd, Whitney Houston, David Bowie, George Michael and Madonna…just to name a few. The Oz Rock Cafe was the first themed cafe in Australia and recognised as the number one entertainment venue in the country over a decade.

Swift to recognise the significant value in networking opportunities amongst Corporate Partnerships, Phil leapt into the Corporate Golf Market and developed the Qantas Global Classic with then CEO Gary Pemberton and Golfing Legend Greg Norman, for nine years boasting a staggering 110 events in 22 countries. With an expanding customer database of over 250, 000 clients, Harte International exploded its portfolio by running global Conferences for AT&T, Asia Global Crossing, Dell Computers, American Express and T-Mobile.

Next, Phil developed a world first ‘The Golf Card’ – a joint venture between Harte International, MasterCard and the Commonwealth Bank with unique and bespoke offer’s and benefits with all the convenience, security and worldwide acceptance of a premium Credit card. Your choice of any Premium Golf Courses, Luxurious Accommodation, Travel options, Car-rental, Dining, Entertainment and an Online shopping Galleria were all at your fingertips.

Harte then forged his niche in the publishing arena with the Classic Lifestyle Magazine now in its 21st year, an annual publication distributed in all Qantas First and Business Class Lounges world-wide. What began as a modest 16 page corporate booklet has now reached a global audience in the form of a stunning 350-page coffee table publication featuring luxurious travel destinations, luxury Hotel’s and Spa Retreats, Food and Wine reviews, with over a 2 million readers per month. The Classic Lifestyle Magazine has fast become a leader in its field.

In 2008 Harte International Consultancy was established in the United Arab Emirates launching numerous events including G’day Dubai, enlisting the support of international celebrities and corporate partners alike. In 2009 Phil was to be appointed as an Adjunct Professor at the famed UNLV (Las Vegas university) and soon after was invited to join their International Advisory Board.

Phil’s success has been inspired by the great Albert Einstein… Imagination is more important than Knowledge!


1974 – 77 – Graduate of the Commercial Cookery Trade Food School East Sydney, Winner of the International Catering Trade Fair
1978 – 1982 – Executive Chef San Francisco Grill, Le Mer, Hyatt LA, Lionel Richie, New Guinea
1985 – Manager/Owner Liverpool Squash Club, Manager – Centre 66 Health & Fitness Club Sydney
1986 to 1990 –  Manager Oz Rock Cafe Entertainment/Nightclub – Kings Cross
1990 – 1995 – Manager/Owner Australian Squash Club North Sydney, World Open Squash Pro Am – Martin Place, Classic Lifestyle Magazine established
1997  – 2005 – Director and Founder of the Qantas Global Classic Corporate Golf Event incorporating Greg Norman.  Entertainment included staging Marcia Hinzes, Human Nature, Delta Goodrem, Vanessa Amarosi,  Jon Stevens,  Darryl Braithwaite, Southern Sons, Richard Clapton, Danny Fifi 
2005 – 2009 – Launch of the Commonwealth Bank Golf Card
2006  – Launch of Harte Project Resort & Leisure Development 
2006 – 2008 – Conferencing – Telstra,  AT& T,  Asia Global Crossing, Dell Computers, American Express, Team Mobile USA
2007  – Project 88 – George Gregan Foundation 
2008 – MTV Snow Jam – Christchurch New Zealand
2009- Phil appointed Adjunct Professor – University of Nevada, Las Vegas Campus – Masters of Event Management and Marketing Programs
2010 – 2011 – Established the Dubai Squash and Fitness Academy
2012 – G’Day Dubai Event- Jon Stevens Burj Alarab. Spartan Sports Director/ Sports Management International
2013 –  G’Day Dubai Event featuring Jon Stevens, Danny Fifi Ground Zero. Chris Gayle Go Sports Sports Store Opening Festival City Dubai, Delta Golf Day Boonie Doon
2014 – G’Day Dubai Event featuring Guy Sebastian & Danny Fifi. Michael Clarke – Hyatt Platinum Members Dinner Dubai & London. Sally Fitzgibbons Sports Marketing & Management
2015 – G’Day Dubai Event featuring Tina Arena Cle Restaurant, North Sydney Food & Wine Festival, Concert Guy Sebastian, Tim O’Matic, Lee Kernaghan & Danny Fifi
Matt Burke World Cup Hyatt Platinum Dinner Dubai & London, Opening of CoCo Joy Store Westfield Sydney with Sally Fitz Gibbons
& Matt Burke. Sir Vivian Richard & Dean Jones Hyatt Gold Member Dinner Dubai. Sally Fitzgibbons Sports Marketing & Management – CoCo Joy,  Tag Heuer,
Landrover, Piping Hot, Solar D, Canon & Novotel. The launch of Sally Fitzgibbon Charity Foundation Martin Place
Delta Golf Day – Boonie Doon Golf Club. The launch of Classic Lifestyle Magazine Celebration Edition featuring Tina Arena
2016 – G’Day Dubai Event featuring Tina Arena at the Grand Hyatt