The Hon. Philip Dalidakis was a Member of the Victorian Parliament from 2014 to 2019 and served as Victoria’s Minister for Innovation & the Digital Economy, Trade & Investment and Small Business from July 2015 to December 2018.
As Minister, Philip created a bold vision for Victoria as a leading biotech, innovation and technology hub across the Asia Pacific attracting the Australian offices of global startups and technology companies such as Slack, Square, Stripe, Zendesk, Etsy, Eventbrite, GoPro and Uber in Melbourne. During his time as a Minister, Philip implemented a cybersecurity strategy that led to the creation of the Oceania Cyber Security Centre, and a number of international MoUs between Victoria and the United States and Israel.
As Trade & Investment Minister, Philip grew the international office network, successfully rebranded it & oversaw a number of country and regional strategies in China, India, ASEAN and also Latin America.
Before being elected to the Victorian Parliament, Mr Dalidakis worked in various roles in the public and private sectors, including Deloitte, ASX-listed Centro Properties Group, CEO of a major industry association and as Deputy Chief of Staff to former Senate leader & Communications Minister, the Hon Stephen Conroy. Most recently, Philip worked at Australia Post as Executive General Manager, Corporate Services, where he was a member of the executive leadership team.
Well regarded for his vast experience across business, government and public policy Mr Dalidakis is currently a Non-Executive Director (NED) at Impact for Women, a volunteer run charity making a difference to women and children fleeing extreme violence at home as well as holding the position of NED and Chair of the Audit & Risk committee at GrowthOps, an ASX listed services company operating across the Asia Pacific.
Mr Dalidakis has a Master of Commerce from UNSW as well as a double degree in Arts (Politics and Thai Language) and Business (Management) from Monash University. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Managers & Leaders and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.