Philip Collins most famously served as Chief Speechwriter to the former Prime Minister, Tony Blair, writing his last ever speech as Leader of the Labour Party. Today, Phil is Founder & CEO of The Draft and a prominent political journalist.
Phil's real time connection to The Labour Party means he is perfectly positioned to provide insight to our clients on what a Labour government means for business.
Phil spent the early days of his career in investment banking; working as a highly regarded equity strategist before being appointed as Frank Field MP’s political advisor. Then in 2005, Phil was appointed Chief Speechwriter to former prime minister Tony Blair, most famously writing Blair’s last ever speech as Leader of the Labour Party in 2007.
After leaving No.10, Phil joined The Times where he became known for his straight-talking commentary and intimate knowledge of the government, leading him to become one of their most read writers. He still contributes to several other publications including Evening Standard, New Statesman and The Guardian.
In 2018, Phil founded The Draft, a bureau of writers who help senior individuals and organisations make more persuasive arguments. He is currently Editor-in-Chief. Phil has also written six books and previously held senior roles at London-based think tanks Demos and Social Market Foundation.