Phil Orchard spent five years as Chief Executive Officer to RSLWA before retirement in September 2016. His Naval career spanned 34 years serving the Royal Navy and Royal Australian Navy in all ranks from Junior Seaman to Commander.
On completion of his appointment as Commanding Officer of HMAS STIRLING he left the RAN taking on the role as Head of the British Consulate in WA for five years before becoming CEO.
He was appointed a Trustee in July 2017. Phil is Patron to four Service Associations.
In the 2018 Australia Day honour awards Phil received the Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia for significant service to Veterans and their families in Western Australia through administrative roles.
On 28 January 2021 he received a National Australia Day Council Achievement Medallion for his significant contribution to veterans and their families during his continuous service at RSLWA.