Toby Phillips (Program Director)

Toby Phillips leads CPD’s Climate and Recovery Initiative.

He previously led the research and policy team for the Pathways for Prosperity Commission on Technology and Inclusive Development, chaired by Melinda Gates, Sri Mulyani Indrwati and Strive Masiyiwa. Prior to that, Toby was a researcher at the Resolution Foundation, a UK think tank. Toby started his career in Canberra, holding roles across several government departments (Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Attorney-General’s Department, and the then-Department of Human Services).

Since 2017, Toby has been a researcher and manager at Oxford University's Blavatnik School of Government, where he continues to direct projects looking on technology policy and government responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.

He holds a Master of Public Policy from Oxford and a BSc(hons) in chemistry from Flinders University.