Phil Usher

CEO, First Nations Foundation 

Phil is a Wiradjuri man who was appointed the CEO of First Nations Foundation in January 2020 and has led organisational change that helped navigate the pandemic – and reach a new generation of Indigenous Australians. 

Phil embarked upon a product design and market gap analysis journey that saw the Foundation launch two new digital products in 2020. is a one-stop portal for Indigenous Australians to learn about their superannuation, while is a youth-focused content website written for Indigenous Australia, by Indigenous Australians. Both platforms enabled the Foundation to secure new record level of funding support. Further investment by the Department of the Prime Minister allowed the Foundation to launch a post-pandemic education course and social group specifically for Indigenous women. 

Using his knowledge and expertise, Phil is a regular finance commentator on ABC Breakfast TV and has been featured in numerous industry titles.