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Trevor Phillips

Trevor Phillips

Writer and television producer, WEA Chair of Trustees

Trevor Phillips is a writer and television producer. He is co-founder of Webber Phillips Ltd, a data analytics provider. He currently also serves as the Co-Chairman of the USA- based business leaders think-tank, the Center for Talent innovation; President of the Council of the John Lewis Partnership; and Chair of Green Park Diversity Analytics.

He is the former chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission. He had previously been the Chair of the Commission for Racial Equality and the elected Chair of the Greater London Authority. 

His most recent work for TV is “Has Political Correctness Gone Mad?” a feature documentary for Channel 4, broadcast in February 2017. The programme, which he wrote and presented, attracted some over 1.5 million viewers, as well as extensive press coverage.

Trevor is currently writing a prequel to his successful book Windrush.

Trevor retains an active interest in the arts and music and is a Board member of the Barbican Arts Centre and of Headlong Theatre. His other voluntary activities include serving as a board member of the Social Mobility Foundation, and of the Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion.

He is a Fellow of the Migration Policy Institute (Washington DC); a Director of the Centre for Talent Innovation (New York); and a Governor of the Ditchley Foundation.

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