About us Our people Our board Mr Phil Binns Philip Binns has over 30 years’ experience in the innovation intense scientific instrument industry and today manages a global division within Agilent Technologies which includes centres of excellence in Research & Development, Marketing and Manufacturing in Australia, Japan, Italy, UK, Malaysia and the USA. Philip joined the Spectroscopy Division of Varian, Inc. in 1994, after beginning his career in the mining and minerals industry. He has held management positions in product marketing, development, and sales and operations. In 2004 Philip was appointed Managing Director of Varian Australia and General Manager of Varian’s Asia Pacific operations. In 2010 with the acquisition of Varian by Agilent Technologies, Philip was appointed to the role of Vice President and General Manager of the company’s global Spectroscopy Solutions Division. In 2008 Philip was appointed by the Federal government to chair the Future Industry Innovation Council and in 2012 served on the Prime Minister’s Manufacturing Task Force. He is currently Chairman of Epi-Minder Pty Ltd, Board adviser to Nura Pty Ltd, and is a National Councillor for the Australian Industry Group.