Trevor Phillips OBE

Trevor Phillips OBE

Since March 2015, Trevor is the President of the Partnership Council of the John Lewis Partnership. Trevor is the former Chair of Equality and Human Rights Commission. He was also previously the Chair of the Commission for Racial Equality (CRE). He was elected a member of the Greater London Authority in May 2000

Born in London in 1953, Trevor attended secondary school in Georgetown, Guyana, and studied chemistry at Imperial College London. Between 1978 and 1980, he was president of The National Union of Students. He then went into broadcasting, becoming Head of Current Affairs at LWT in 1992. Trevor received awards from the Royal Television Society in 1988, 1993 and 1998

Trevor has an ongoing interest in the arts and music and has been Chair of the Hampstead Theatre and the London Arts Board. He is a member of the Council of Aldeburgh Music and a Board member of the Barbican Arts Centre. His voluntary activities include serving on the Boards of the Social Mobility Foundation and the Employers’ Network for Equality and Inclusion. Trevor is an Associate of the think-tank Demos; a Fellow of the Migration Policy Institute of Washington DC; a Director of the New York-based Centre for Talent Innovation; and a Governor of the Ditchley Foundation.

Trevor is the recipient of several honorary doctorates, the OBE, and was awarded the Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur by the French Government in 2007.