Phil Ireland

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"For over 10 years Phil has worked as a campaigner, organiser, and strategist with some of the world’s leading campaigning organisations. Growing up in Newcastle, Australia, one of the world’s largest coal ports, he spent much of his life participating in work related to climate change and politics. This has included local organising, leading Oxfam’s advocacy engagement with Australia Pacific region in the United Nations climate change negotiations, and the completion of a Ph.D. in climate change politics and adaption with a focus in South Asia. Phil is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and plays a leadership role in organisational governance around the world including being the Chair of GetUp, one of Australia’s largest campaigning organisations, Vice-Chair of the Global Campaign for Climate Action and advising a range of boards. He also serves as a Conjoint Lecturer at The University of Newcastle and is on the experts register at the Geneva Center for Security Policy. Phil has authored several peer-reviewed academic articles, book chapters, and articles in the public media." [1]

"Phil Ireland is an advocacy, campaigning and policy specialist who works across social, economic and environmental issues. He is currently based at Purpose Europe where he helps shape and implement new progressive movements to address some of the worlds most pressing challenges. Prior to Purpose, Phil was the Director of Operations at United Voice NSW, one of Australia’s largest unions, where he oversaw the Union’s communications, finance, advocacy, membership and administration. During this time he also served as a Campaign Director for the Australian Labor Party, where he managed campaign teams and integrated new community organizing and digital campaigning techniques into several successful elections. " [2]

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  1. Online Progressive Engagement Network Team, organizational web page, accessed November 29, 2018.
  2. Global Campaign for Climate Action Team, organizational web page, accessed November 29, 2018.