Since joining Boston Consulting Group in 2000, Phil Hirschhorn has worked in the firm's Sydney, London, and Frankfurt offices. He is currently a BCG Henderson Institute Fellow, researching the future of energy markets in a world of high-penetration renewable energy, and investigating how companies and households can unlock hidden flexibility in their energy usage and how energy markets need to evolve to make that possible.

In addition, Phil works for leading companies and government agencies along the energy value chain in Australia. His clients have come from industries including natural gas production; generation; pipelines and electricity networks; power, gas, and fuel retail; and federal and state government. His projects cover large-scale transformation and both corporate and business unit strategy.

Over the last decade, Phil has dedicated his time to helping large generators, power and gas retailers, and energy networks navigate—strategically and operationally—the transition necessitated by the advent of energy efficiency and distributed generation, policy and regulatory interventions, and changes to local and regional gas markets.

During his studies, Phil trained as a petroleum engineer with Woodside Energy and Santos, and as a wireline engineer with Schlumberger.


  • MBA, with distinction, London Business School
  • Bachelor’s degree, petroleum engineering, honors, University of New South Wales


  • University Medal, University of New South Wales