Trevor Phillips biography and facts

Politician from United Kingdom

Trevor Phillips Trevor Phillips, OBE (born 31 December 1953, London), chairs the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) and is a former television executive and presenter. He became head of the Commission for Racial Equality in 2003, and on its abolition in 2006 was appointed full-time chair of its successor, the EHRC (initially called the Commission for Equality and Human Rights), which had a broader remit of combating discrimination and promoting equality across other grounds (age, disability, gender, race, religion and belief, sexual orientation and gender reassignment). The EHRC also had the role of promoting and defending human rights, and secured recognition as the national human rights institution for Great Britain (alongside separate commissions in Northern Ireland and Scotland). Phillips' tenure as EHRC chair (which at his request became a part-time position in 2009) has at times been controversial. Phillips was born in London, and lived in Wood Green, attending Wood Green Grammar School (became Wood Green Comprehensive in 1967) on White Hart Lane, but took his A-levels at Queen's College in Georgetown, Guyana. He returned to London to study for a BSc in chemistry at Imperial College  ( Wikipedia )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1953-12-31
Place of birth
London
Nationality
United Kingdom
Spouse(s)
Asha Bhownagary
Children
Holly Phillips Sushila Phillips
Profession
Politician

Employment

Company Job title From To
Critical Therapeutics, Inc. Senior Vice President of Operations
Critical Therapeutics, Inc. Chief Operating Officer

Education

Institution From To
Imperial College London
Wood Green High School
Queen's College, Guyana

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