Vale Phil Emery

It is with deep sadness that we share the sad news of the death of our former colleague and dear friend of Barwon Coast, Phil Emery, who passed away on 13 May.

Phil led the Barwon Coast Committee of Management as Chair from 2014 to 2021, and was known for his wise words, good humour and generous support of all staff.

His dedication and contribution to the Greater Geelong region also saw him awarded an Order of Australia Medal as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2021.

We will miss him more than words can express and offer our deepest condolences to Phil’s partner in life, Davina, and family.

Vale Phil.


Sandra Gatehouse
Chair, Barwon Coast Committee of Management

Gary McPike
CEO, Barwon Coast