Phill has almost 20 years of experience working within multiple sectors to deliver a fairer and more equal society. After a few years in health improvement, and driven by a passion for reducing inequalities, he went back to Uni and got a 1st class BA in Youth and Community Work in 2012. Specialising in radical and ethical community development, he found the social housing sector was the perfect setting to put his knowledge and skills to good use.
Throughout 10 years in social housing he designed and delivered programmes of work across health and wellbeing, financial and digital inclusion, work, skills and economic development. Phill also led cross-sector strategic partnerships with a focus on system change and long term outcomes.
No stranger to governance, he has been a trustee for charities including Mind, sits as a Non-Executive Director for a Community Benefit Society, and has experience as Chair of the Board.
Since joining OnSide in March 2023, Phill has developed relationships with Local Authorities up and down the country, nurturing the right conditions for a Youth Zone to come to fruition in the areas where it would have the greatest impact for Young People.