Stephen Phillips is a writer, broadcaster and arts consultant. He has written for most British daily papers and broadcast on all the terrestrial television channels. He served two terms on the Arts Council of England and chaired five of its panels and committees. He studied classical archaeology/ancient history at London and Cambridge.
He has sat on over 20 cultural boards, panels and enquiries, including the Arts Council, and wrote the arts broadcasting paper for the Government Arts and Media Strategy. He lectures on broadcasting and cultural policy.
Stephen has produced and directed in the theatre, running the Old Vic in the 70s and serving for ten years as chair of the Tricycle Theatre. He has taught British theatre at the Actors' Studio, St Lawrence New York and an MA course in writing for the stage or screen at Sussex.
Stephen was a reporter/presenter for BBC TV, presented Kaleidoscope on Radio 4, was first arts correspondent for Channel 4 and head of Arts at Meridian. From 2000 his principal board activity has been with the RIBA where he helped set up the Trust (now British Architectural Trust Board) which he currently chairs.