Meet the Team

The Enablers

Gemstar’s team represents the skills set and experience that any start-up or scale-up business requires. From strategic marketing, to commercial finance, to general business management, the team has it covered. A compelling combination of experience, networks, connections and insights that are hard to find elsewhere.

Philip Forrest

Non-Executive Director

For 35 years, Philip Forrest has lived in South East Asia and contributed to the Australia/Asia commercial relationship. He is reinforcing that contribution through directorships, participation on advisory boards, involvement in not for profit organisations, and the provision of consultation and advice.

His mission is to enhance the participation of Australian business in the Asian Century. His experience, qualifications and style are ideally suited to non-executive director roles for Australian companies with Asian activities or ambitions.

  • An experienced director, businessman, public speaker and contributor to the community;
  • A non-executive director of several companies with Asia/Australia linkages;
  • Previous senior management roles in Australia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines, with Asia-wide responsibilities;
  • A recognised leader in the Australian business community in Singapore/South East Asia;
  • A CPA, Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and Member of the Governing Council of the Singapore Institute of Directors;
  • Creator of programmes in Asian Networking, Bank Credit, Credit Risk for the Board of Directors, and several more;
  • An eloquent spokesman for the Asian opportunity.


See Philip being interviewed about his latest directorship, and his views on the Asian opportunity by The CEO Magazine.

The Team